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Territory Profile and Energy Estimates

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  • Puerto Rico consumes about 27 times more energy than it produces, and the Commonwealth's energy consumption per capita is roughly one-third of the average in the 50 U.S. states.
  • Puerto Rico imports all of its petroleum, and the transportation and electric power sectors use about 90% of it.
  • Petroleum products account for about two-thirds of Puerto Rico's total energy consumption. However, the island's per capita petroleum consumption is about half the U.S. average.
  • For fiscal year 2021, natural gas-fired power plants generated 44% of the island’s total electricity, petroleum 37%, coal 17%, and renewables 3%.
  • The Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act mandates that the Commonwealth obtain 40% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025, 60% by 2040, and 100% by 2050. The law also phases out coal-fired generation by 2028.

Last Updated: December 16, 2021