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Geothermal Country Update for Ecuador: 2010-2015

2015

Utilization of geothermal energy in Ecuador is still restricted to direct use in swimming pools, nevertheless, government policies aim to develop renewable energy resources including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. Profound changes in both energy and production matrixes are underway to be completed in the next three years, mostly based on substantial increases of hydropower generation to lessen or even eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Profound changes in both energy and production matrixes are underway to be completed in the next three years, mostly based on substantial increases of hydropower generation to lessen or even eliminate the use of fossil fuels. The current energy mix is dominated by hydro (50%) and fossil fuels (47%) and other (3%), with a total installed generation capacity of 4,797.94 MWe. This results in a gross electricity production of 21,638.00 GWh/yr (as of 2012) where 12,536.00 GWh are from renewable sources and 10,310.92 GWh from fossil fuels; the remainder of 238 GWh corresponds to imported energy from Colombia and Peru. The 2011/2012 increase in gross energy production was 11.21%. Electricity production from renewable energy sources other than hydro increased in the last years to about 129.90 MWe.

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