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Energy

Electricity is mainly generated by hydroelectric power stations supplemented by geothermal stations, gas, coal and oil-fired thermal stations, biomass plants and wind farms. There are no nuclear power plants.

Renewable resources have contributed an average of 68 percent of the total electricity generated over the last five years.

Production and generation

2003 2008
Crude petroleum production (tonnes) 1,033,087 2,814,855
Gas production (terajoules) 218,561 179,256
Total electricity generation (GWh) 36,967 39,521
Hydro and wind generation (GWh) 23,876 21,762
Thermal generation (GWh) 13,093 17,759

 

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