Uruguay’s UTE Sets Energy Export Record

(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 2.Nov.2019) — Uruguay generated a total of 60.7 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy on 30 Oct., of which more than half (32.7 GWh, 54% of total) was exported to neighboring countries through interconnections, setting a record for the small South American country.

Most importantly, all the energy generated during the 24 hour period came from renewable sources, according to the UTE: 55% hydraulic, 41% wind and 4% biomass, local media La Red 21 reported 2 Nov., citing data from Uruguay’s National Administrator of Electric Power Plants and Transmissions or UTE.

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To-date, 23% of all energy generated in Uruguay has gone to the export markets while 98% of the total (export plus domestic demand) has been generated by renewable sources. Only 2% of the energy came from thermal power plants, derived from oil, UTE said.

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