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Energy consumption in Barbados

The most important figure in the energy balance of Barbados is the total consumption of
990.00 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 3,441 kWh.

Barbados can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is one bn kWh, also 102% of own requirements. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalBarbados
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption990.00 m kWh3,440.99 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production1.01 bn kWh3,510.50 kWh12,338.29 kWh

100.0% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.
Crude OilBarrel/dayBarbados
per capita
USA
per capita
Production1,000.00 bbl0.003 bbl0.033 bbl
Export674.00 bbl0.002 bbl0.003 bbl

In 2018 there were still 2.53 m barrels of recoverable but not yet used crude oil reserves in the currently known deposits of Barbados. Worldwide, there are still proved oil reserves totaling around 1,620 bn billion barrels. Barbados therefore has a share of zero% and ranks 94th out of 98 countries with crude oil reserves.
Natural GasCubic metersBarbados
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption19.82 m m³68.89 m³2,312.79 m³
Production14.16 m m³49.22 m³2,328.46 m³
Import5.65 m m³19.65 m³259.57 m³

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2019
Barbados
per capita
USA
per capita
total1.25 m t4.36 t14.67 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1960 to 2019 in million tons
See also: CO2 equivalents by country

Carbon footprint Barbados


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants.

In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourcetotal
in Barbados
Percentage
in Barbados
Percentage
USA
per capita
in Barbados
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels2.19 bn kWh93,0 %70,0 %7,617.06 kWh20,083.19 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,582.12 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh2,008.32 kWh
Renewable energy164.95 m kWh7,0 %14,0 %573.33 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Total production capacity2.36 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %8,190.39 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production1.01 bn kWh42.9 %43.0 %3,510.50 kWh12,338.29 kWh

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energies include wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy sources. This means all energy sources that renew themselves within a short time or are permanently available. Energy from hydropower is only partly a renewable energy. This is certainly the case with river or tidal power plants. Otherwise, numerous dams or reservoirs also produce mixed forms, e.g. by pumping water into their reservoirs at night and recovering energy from them during the day when there is an increased demand for electricity. Since it is not possible to clearly determine the amount of generated energy, all energies from hydropower are displayed separately.

In 2019, renewable energies accounted for around 4.3 percent of actual total consumption in Barbados. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2019:

Renewable energy Barbados
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