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Electricity in Honduras in 2022

Global Ranking: #70
61.9% #52 Low-carbon electricity
56.05 % #19 Electrification
135.72 watts #147 Generation / person
283.76 gCO2eq/kWh #61 Carbon Intensity

In 2022, the electricity consumption in Honduras showed a notable reliance on low-carbon sources. More than half of the electricity, about 7.57 TWh, was generated from low-carbon sources such as hydropower, biofuels, and solar energy. Specifically, hydropower contributed around 4 TWh, biofuels added 1.25 TWh, and solar energy provided about 1.19 TWh. In contrast, fossil fuels accounted for 4.44 TWh of electricity generation. When comparing Honduras’ electricity consumption to the global average, which stands at 432 watts per person, Honduras generates significantly less, potentially leading to limitations in industrial growth and quality of life due to restricted access to electricity.


To increase low-carbon electricity generation, Honduras can take inspiration from other countries that have successfully implemented massive-scale clean energy projects. Brazil, for instance, has made remarkable strides in wind energy, generating 96 TWh. This suggests Honduras could vastly benefit from further developing its wind energy sector. Additionally, countries similar in economic profile like India and Vietnam have made significant advancements in solar energy, generating 113 TWh and 25 TWh, respectively. By investing in the development of both wind and solar energy infrastructure, along with maintaining a focus on nuclear energy, Honduras can achieve a more sustainable and secure electricity supply.


The history of low-carbon electricity generation in Honduras reveals a pattern of gradual development, especially in hydropower and biofuels. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were several years of growth in hydropower, with notable increments like 0.6 TWh in 1988 and 0.3 TWh in 1990. However, the late 1990s and early 2000s saw some declines. In recent years, the country diversified into new sources of clean energy, as evidenced by the increments in biofuels and solar energy, with biofuels increasing by 0.5 TWh in 2015 and solar adding 0.5 TWh in 2016. Wind energy also made its first appearance in 2018, adding 0.4 TWh. Despite the occasional declines in hydropower, such as a decrease of 0.7 TWh in 2019, the trend in the past decade shows strong growth in various low-carbon electricity sources, setting a promising direction for the country's energy future.

Electricity Imports and Exports

Balance of Trade

Data Sources

For the years 1980 to 1989 the data sources are EIA and IEA (imports/exports).
For the years 1990 to 1991 the data sources are EIA and IEA (imports/exports).
For the year 1992 the data source is EIA.
For the years 1993 to 1994 the data source is IEA.
For the years 1995 to 1996 the data sources are EIA and IEA (imports/exports).
For the years 1997 to 1999 the data source is IEA.
For the years 2000 to 2016 the data source is Ember.
For the year 2017 the data source is IEA.
For the years 2018 to 2022 the data source is Ember.
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