Electricity Demand in 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Costa Rica'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, Costa Rica has witnessed significant shifts in electricity demand due to various factors such as population growth, urbanization, and technological advancements.

  • In 2021, Costa Rica's electricity demand increased by 10.26%
  • In total, Costa Rica used 11.71 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Demand increased with a total of 1.09 MWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, Costa Rica's demand for electricity has increased with 83.54%

Electricity Demand in Costa Rica (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021 the electricity demand in Costa Rica has grown from 6.38 TW to 11.71 TW, an increase of consumed Terawatt hours by 83.54% in a 21 year time period.

Year TW YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 6.38 %
2001 6.64 0.26 4.08%
2002 6.98 0.34 5.12%
2003 7.12 0.14 2.01%
2004 7.73 0.61 8.57%
2005 8.16 0.43 5.56%
2006 8.67 0.51 6.25%
2007 9.09 0.42 4.84%
2008 9.29 0.2 2.2%
2009 9.24 -0.05 -0.54%
2010 9.5 0.26 2.81%
2011 9.66 0.16 1.68%
2012 10.07 0.41 4.24%
2013 10.16 0.09 0.89%
2014 10.31 0.15 1.48%
2015 10.65 0.34 3.3%
2016 10.51 -0.14 -1.31%
2017 10.56 0.05 0.48%
2018 10.69 0.13 1.23%
2019 11.06 0.37 3.46%
2020 10.62 -0.44 -3.98%
2021 11.71 1.09 10.26%

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

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