U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Country Analysis Note
- Puerto Rico has few conventional energy resources, and shipped in petroleum products are the dominant energy source for the island.
- In 2011, 68 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity came from petroleum, 16 percent from natural gas, 15 percent from coal, and 1 percent from hydroelectric power.
- In 2010, Puerto Rico was fifth among U.S. States and Territories in installations of solar thermal hot water heaters; two wind facilities that began operations in 2012, the Santa Isabel and Punta da Lima plants, can supply up to 120 megawatts of capacity; and up to 30 billion kilowatthours per year of electricity could potentially be generated by tapping ocean wave energy.
- Puerto Rico offers tax benefits to encourage installation of solar equipment and allows net metering, meaning that residents can sell power from home solar panels to the grid.
- Puerto Rico has adopted a Renewable Portfolio Standard requiring 20 percent of net electricity sales to come from renewable energy resources by 2035.
Analysis Last Updated: July 2012
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-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; F = Forecast value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.
Data last updated: February 12, 2013
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