Energy consumption in Puerto Rico

The most important measure in the energy balance of Puerto Rico is the total consumption of
18.88 billion kWh
per year. Per capita this is an average of 5,535 kWh.


Puerto Rico can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 20 bn kWh, also 108% des Eigenbedarfs. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exportet into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalPuerto Rico
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption18.88 bn kWh5,534.54 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Energy production20.30 bn kWh5,950.80 kWh5,831.12 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalPuerto Rico
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions19.00 m t5.57 t7.08 t



Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities 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 Puerto Rico
percentage
in Puerto Rico
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Puerto Rico
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels50.81 bn kWh94,8 %48,9 %14,893.65 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power857.50 m kWh1,6 %23,4 %251.37 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy2.25 bn kWh4,2 %16,2 %659.85 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Total production capacity53.59 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %15,710.60 kWh16,362.15 kWh