Energy consumption in CuracaoThe most important figure in the energy balance of Curacao is the total consumption of
968.00 million kWhof electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 6,353 kWh.
Curacao can completely be self-sufficient with domestically produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is two bn kWh, also 184 percent of own requirements. The rest of the domestically produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumption, 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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|Own consumption||968.00 m kWh||6,353.00 kWh||11,756.77 kWh|
|Production||1.79 bn kWh||11,714.98 kWh||12,338.29 kWh|
100.0% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.
|total||5.39 m t||33.76 t||15.15 t|
|› of which diesel + gasoline||5.12 m t||32.04 t||6.58 t|
|› of which natural gas||275,025.00 t||1.72 t||4.64 t|
Usage of renewable energiesRenewable energy includes 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 energy from hydropower is displayed separately.
In 2019, renewable energy accounted for around 2.7 percent of actual total consumption in Curacao. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2019: