Costa Rica : Electricity Sector Statistics

Costa Rica : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)9,584,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)0
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)0
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)0
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)8,943,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)7,263,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)1,680,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)641,000,000
Formulas Electricity production = Electricity production from coal sources + Electricity production from natural gas sources + Electricity production from nuclear sources + Electricity production from renewable sources + Electricity production from oil sources

Electricity production from renewable sources = Electricity production from hydroelectric sources + Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric

YearElectric power consumption (kWh)
19903,344,000,000
19913,592,000,000
19924,619,000,000
19934,495,000,000
19944,384,000,000
19954,526,000,000
19964,540,000,000
19975,057,000,000
19984,996,000,000
19995,578,000,000
20005,971,000,000
20015,994,000,000
20026,392,000,000
20036,844,000,000
20047,096,000,000
20057,376,000,000
20067,921,000,000
20078,305,000,000
20088,432,000,000
20098,342,000,000
20108,643,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19901,086
19911,138
19921,428
19931,357
19941,292
19951,301
19961,273
19971,382
19981,332
19991,452
20001,519
20011,493
20021,561
20031,641
20041,671
20051,707
20061,803
20071,861
20081,860
20091,813
20101,851
Electricity production (kWh)Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electric power consumption (kWh)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Data Source: Worldbank, World Development Indicators