Uruguay generated 91% of its electricity from clean and renewable sources in 2022, its ministry of industry, energy and mining said on Thursday.
The nation’s power plants produced around 14,727 GWh of electricity in 2022, down by 8% year-on-year, according to the energy report for the year, which the ministry said was preliminary at this point and based on estimates.
Fossil fuel electricity accounted for 9% of the generation mix, down from 15% in 2021. The share of hydro power was estimated to be 39%, followed by wind power at 32%, biomass-based thermal power 17% and solar 3%.
Final power consumption rose by 2% on the year as Uruguay’s economy grew by 4.9%. Electricity exports fell by 50%, the ministry said.
At the end of 2022, Uruguay had 4,927 MW of total installed generation capacity, with wind and solar power making up 31% and 6% of that, respectively.