2016 Uruguay Key Figures
Population: 3.44 million
GDP growth rate: 1.45 %/year
Energy independence: 58.6%
Total consumption/GDP:* 111 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.87 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.6%
* at purchasing power parity
Uruguay Related Research

Total Energy consumption

The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.5 toe, including 3 200 kWh/cap (2016).

Uruguay's total consumption has increased at the pace of 3.0%/year, on average, since 2008. It reached 5.2 Mtoe in 2016.

Oil represented 42% of the country's total energy consumption in 2016, biomass 40%, and hydro and wind 17%.


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. The Government introduced different measures to achieve that objective, including a call for ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In November 2017, Uruguay submitted its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) following the COP21. Regarding CO2 emissions from energy, the target is to achieve an intensity reduction of 24% from 1990 values by 2030, by means of domestic resources, and a total intensity reduction of 29% with additional means of implementation. The NDC also includes targets for other GHG.

CO2 ...

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