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Total Energy Consumption

of installed capacity and is still the largest hydroelectric plant in the country today. In addition to taking advantage of hydropower, other

In part due to the reduction in crude imports and refining in the cou-

hydroelectric plants opened: Bayano in 1976, with two units of 75 MW

ntry and due to the 1986 spill, total energy consumption on annual

capacity each; La Estrella in 1979 with two units that had 20 MW capa-

average fell 16% and stood at 34,000 barrels of equivalent per day

city; and Los Valles in 1979 with two units that had 25 MW of capacity

between 1984 and 1987. Crude continued to be the most important

at that time.

energy source for consumption, but 66% less than before with 27 mbd. Imports of products fell 20% in the decade between these two

Electricity

periods. Thus, 12 kboe/day of derivates were consumed and 9 kboe/ day were exported.

With the installation of hydroelectric centers, this resource became 41% of the consumption of electricity generation, with liquid fuels contri-

Final consumption of products thus remained at 12 kboe/day between 1984 and 1987. On the other hand, the consumption of hydropower experienced a surge from 0.2 kboe/day to 3.3 kboe/day thanks mainly to the 1984 opening of Fortune hydroelectric plant. It had 300 MW

buting 50% and biofuels 9%. This consumption of 7.87 kboe/day generated 2,472.25 GWh of electricity, of which 76% were from hydraulic energy, 21% from liquid fuels and 2% from biofuels. Thus electricity consumption doubled in the decade between the periods described.

Source

Inputs (kboe/day)

%

Electricity consumption (GWh)

Electricity consumption (kboe/day)

%

Oil products

3.93

50%

525.75

0.73

21%

Hydro

3.26

41%

1887.25

2.64

76%

Biocombustibles

0.68

9%

59.25

0.08

2%

Total

7.87

100%

2,472.25

3.45

100%

Source: Own Calculations based on IEA Energy World Balances

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energy dossier: panama  

this dossier analyzes the energy sector in panama as it stood in 2010 and its changes over time. it describes the country's energy flow by c...

energy dossier: panama  

this dossier analyzes the energy sector in panama as it stood in 2010 and its changes over time. it describes the country's energy flow by c...

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