🇨🇷 Electricity Generation of Costa Rica

The electricity generated in Costa Rica has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Costa Rica reach 12.71 TWh. Whereof 73.09% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Hydro. A renewable resource with little damage on the environment.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Costa Rica increased by 8.26%
  • In total, Costa Rica generated 12.71 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Costa Rica grew with 0.97 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 85.55% in Costa Rica
  • In 2021, Costa Rica produced 0.045693339809253% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Costa Rica (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Costa Rica's electricity generation has increased from 6.85 TWh to 12.71 TWh, a 85.55% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 6.85 % %
2001 6.89 0.04% 0.58%
2002 7.42 0.53% 7.69%
2003 7.29 -0.13% -1.75%
2004 7.97 0.68% 9.33%
2005 8.15 0.18% 2.26%
2006 8.58 0.43% 5.28%
2007 8.93 0.35% 4.08%
2008 9.36 0.43% 4.82%
2009 9.22 -0.14% -1.5%
2010 9.47 0.25% 2.71%
2011 9.7 0.23% 2.43%
2012 10.05 0.35% 3.61%
2013 10.11 0.06% 0.6%
2014 10.11 0.0% 0.0%
2015 10.76 0.65% 6.43%
2016 10.85 0.09% 0.84%
2017 11.27 0.42% 3.87%
2018 11.44 0.17% 1.51%
2019 11.43 -0.01% -0.09%
2020 11.74 0.31% 2.71%
2021 12.71 0.97% 8.26%

Costa Rica's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Hydro was the largest generator of electrical energy in Costa Rica with 73.09% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Hydro 73.09%
Other Renewables 12.59%
Wind 12.35%
Other Fossil 1.26%
Solar 0.47%
Bioenergy 0.24%
Coal 0.0%
Gas 0.0%
Nuclear 0.0%

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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