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Energy production and consumption statistics for Costa Rica.

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Energy Production, Consumption, Imports & Exports

Type

Production

Consumption

Imports

Exports

Electricity 9.29 billion kWh (2008 est.) 8.25 billion kWh (2008 est.) 203.2 million kWh (2007 est.) 77.16 million kWh (2008 est.)
Oil 0 bbl/day (2008 est.) 44,000 bbl/day (2009 est.) 46,260 bbl/day (2009 est.) 2,117 bbl/day (2007 est.)
Natural Gas 0 cu m (2008 est.) 0 cu m (2008 est.) 0 cu m (2008 est.) 0 cu m (2008 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook

Electricity Production in Costa Rica

Source

# of Plants

Percentage of Consumed Electricity (2009)

Hydroelectric 13 78.22%
Geothermal 1 12.84%
Thermoelectric 5 4.89%
Wind Power 1 3.53%
Biomass not available 0.52%
Total Production (2009) 8.238 GWh (100%)

Source: The Instituto Costarricense de Electricadad (ICE) and the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energia y Telecomunicaciones (MINAET)

Potential for Electricity Generation in Costa Rica

Source

Gross Potential

Actual Total

Installed Capacity

Surplus of Actual Total

% Installed of Actual Total

Hydroelectric 25,500 6,650 1,533 5,177 23.0%
Geothermal 865 260 166 94 63.7%
Wind 600 270 95 175 35.2%
Biomass 635 95 25 71 24.9%
Total 27,600 7,275 1,817 5,458 25.0%

Source: ICE and MINAET

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