fossil fuel import dependence
This analysis includes a comprehensive Uruguay energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2020 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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fossil fuel import dependence
share of renewables in the power mix in 2020
share of renewables in total consumption in 2020
Institutions & Energy Policy
The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines (MIEM), through its National Energy Department (DNE),supervises the energy sector, with the exception of the Salto Grande joint hydroelectric plant between Uruguay and Argentina, which is under the direct management of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
In 2008, an important offshore gas reserve was discovered approximately 100 km off Punta del Este. Exploration started in 2010.
Uruguay is connected to Argentina with two gas pipes: the first one entered into service in 1998 (northern gas pipeline, capacity of 700 000 m³/d and length of 20 km) and the second one in 2002, Gasoducto Cruz del Sur (capacity of 6 mcm/d).
Natural gas prices follow international prices: they saw huge increases between 2011 and 2013, when they reached a peak at US$10.1c/kWh for industry and US$13.3c/kWh for households, and subsequently decreased until 2017. In 2020, they returned to their 2017 level after having increased for two years: US$6.2c/kWh for industry (-22%) and US$8.2c/kWh for households (-20%).
The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.5 toe, including around 3 300 kWh/cap (2020).
Uruguay's total consumption increased on average by 4.3%/year between 2010 and 2016 and has remained roughly stable since then (5.2 Mtoe in 2020).
Issues & Prospects
The country expects to greatly exploit its gas reserves.
Below is a list of the Uruguay energy market report graphs:
In the Uruguay energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Uruguay energy market data since 1990 and up to 2020 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Uruguay country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
The Uruguay country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.
Data included in the excelsheet:
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