2014 Uruguay Key Figures
Population: 3.42 million
GDP growth rate: 3.50 %/year
Energy independence: 57.9%
Total consumption/GDP:* 106 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.88 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 11.0%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.5 toe, including 3 000 kWh/cap (2014).

Oil represented about 43% of the country's total energy needs in 2014. The share of hydroelectricity was 17%, but exceeded 20% in certain previous years (depending on climate conditions).


Uruguay energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Most of the oil imports consist of crude oil. The only refinery in the country, Teja, has a capacity of 50 000 bbl/d.

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

As part of the National Energy Policy 2005-2030, Uruguay aimed to increase the share of renewables in total primary consumption to 50% by the end of 2015 (compared with a 35% share in 2005). The target was achieved in 2014 with renewable energies accounting for 58% of the primary consumption....

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In September 2015, Uruguay submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for the COP21. Regarding CO2 emissions from energy, the target is to achieve an intensity reduction of 25% from 1990 values by 2030, by means of domestic resources, and a potential 40% total...

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