Electricity Demand in 🇨🇴 Colombia

Colombia's electricity demand is a dynamic and vital component of its energy landscape. It reflects the nation's growing need for electrical power to support various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Over the years, Colombia has witnessed significant shifts in electricity demand due to various factors such as population growth, urbanization, and technological advancements.

  • In 2021, Colombia's electricity demand increased by 4.07%
  • In total, Colombia used 81.37 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Demand increased with a total of 3.18 MWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, Colombia's demand for electricity has increased with 92.59%

Electricity Demand in Colombia (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021 the electricity demand in Colombia has grown from 42.25 TW to 81.37 TW, an increase of consumed Terawatt hours by 92.59% in a 21 year time period.

Year TW YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 42.25 %
2001 42.29 0.04 0.09%
2002 43.46 1.17 2.77%
2003 44.48 1.02 2.35%
2004 47.16 2.68 6.03%
2005 47.6 0.44 0.93%
2006 50.94 3.34 7.02%
2007 53.36 2.42 4.75%
2008 53.55 0.19 0.36%
2009 54.79 1.24 2.32%
2010 55.83 1.04 1.9%
2011 57.39 1.56 2.79%
2012 59.82 2.43 4.23%
2013 70.85 11.03 18.44%
2014 68.27 -2.58 -3.64%
2015 75.8 7.53 11.03%
2016 74.88 -0.92 -1.21%
2017 77.53 2.65 3.54%
2018 79.3 1.77 2.28%
2019 79.9 0.6 0.76%
2020 78.19 -1.71 -2.14%
2021 81.37 3.18 4.07%

Electricity Demand vs Electricity Consumption

It's important to not conflate the two, electircity demnad represents how much electricity an entity, country or region need in a moment of time. While electricity consumption represents how much electricity is used over a period of time. Electricity demand is measured in kilowatt (kW) while electricity consumption is measured as kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

Ember-Climate

Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

This dataset contains yearly electricity generation, capacity, emissions, import and demand data for over 200 geographies. Data is collected from multi-country datasets (EIA, Eurostat, BP, UN) as well as national sources (e.g China data from the National Bureau of Statistics).

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