Energy sources in Curacao

Energy consumption in Curacao

The most important measure in the energy balance of Curacao is the total consumption of
968.00 m kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 6,245 kWh.

Curacao can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 2 bn kWh, also 184% 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

per capita
per capita
Own consumption968.00 m kWh6,244.60 kWh11,842.76 kWh
Production1.79 bn kWh11,515.09 kWh12,428.52 kWh

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2016
per capita
per capita
total5.39 m t33.76 t0.31 t
› of which diesel + gasoline5.12 m t32.04 t0.14 t
› of which natural gas275,025.00 t1.72 t0.10 t

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 2018, renewable energies accounted for around 3.0 percent of actual total consumption in Curacao. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2018:

Renewable energy Curacao