🗺️ Electricity Generation of Latin America and Caribbean

The electricity generated in Latin America and Caribbean has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Latin America and Caribbean reach 1702.55 TWh. Whereof 40.49% of the generated electricity in the region that year came from Hydro. A renewable resource with little damage on the environment.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Latin America and Caribbean increased by 5.36%
  • In total, Latin America and Caribbean generated 1,702.55 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Latin America and Caribbean grew with 86.64 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 74.8% in Latin America and Caribbean
  • In 2021, Latin America and Caribbean produced 6.1207864431348% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Latin America and Caribbean (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Latin America and Caribbean's electricity generation has increased from 973.99 TWh to 1,702.55 TWh, a 74.8% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 973.99 % %
2001 967.93 -6.06% -0.62%
2002 996.53 28.6% 2.95%
2003 1,035.16 38.63% 3.88%
2004 1,097.1 61.94% 5.98%
2005 1,142.65 45.55% 4.15%
2006 1,194.93 52.28% 4.58%
2007 1,245.76 50.83% 4.25%
2008 1,277.55 31.79% 2.55%
2009 1,283.35 5.8% 0.45%
2010 1,362.98 79.63% 6.2%
2011 1,419.14 56.16% 4.12%
2012 1,466.76 47.62% 3.36%
2013 1,512.59 45.83% 3.12%
2014 1,512.93 0.34% 0.02%
2015 1,555.34 42.41% 2.8%
2016 1,565.77 10.43% 0.67%
2017 1,578.06 12.29% 0.78%
2018 1,622.29 44.23% 2.8%
2019 1,610.59 -11.7% -0.72%
2020 1,615.91 5.32% 0.33%
2021 1,702.55 86.64% 5.36%

Latin America and Caribbean's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Hydro was the largest generator of electrical energy in Latin America and Caribbean with 40.49% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Hydro 40.49%
Gas 28.54%
Other Fossil 8.3%
Wind 7.37%
Coal 4.88%
Bioenergy 4.78%
Solar 2.97%
Nuclear 2.13%
Other Renewables 0.54%

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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