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Electricity in St. Lucia in 2022

Global Ranking: #201
0.0% #201 Low-carbon electricity
247.80 watts #119 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #204 Carbon Intensity

In 2022, electricity consumption in St. Lucia was characterized by significant use of fossil energy. More than half of the island's electricity was generated from fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, while low-carbon sources like wind, solar, and hydroelectric made up a smaller portion of the electricity mix. With the global average consumption at 432 watts per person, St. Lucia's electricity generation levels suggest that its residents likely experience lower access to consistent and reliable electricity. This disparity can have various repercussions, including limitations on economic growth, hindered digital connectivity, and reduced quality of life.


To increase low-carbon electricity generation, St. Lucia can look to countries that have successfully integrated high levels of clean energy. China's enormous investment in wind power, producing 886 TWh, and solar power at 584 TWh, indicates a commitment to scalable, clean solutions. The U.S. also excels in nuclear power, generating 775 TWh, demonstrating the reliability and efficiency of nuclear energy. Similarly, Brazil, with its focus on both wind and solar, generating 96 TWh and 52 TWh respectively, illustrates the potential for diverse clean energy portfolios in countries with geographical traits similar to St. Lucia's. By capitalizing on these examples, St. Lucia can aim to integrate a mix of wind, solar, and potentially nuclear energy to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change impacts.


Examining the history of low-carbon electricity in St. Lucia reveals a pattern of slow but steady progress. In the past decade, there have been incremental increases in wind and solar power generation. For instance, wind power saw a minor boost in 2010, and solar energy witnessed modest increments in subsequent years. However, the overall pace has been sluggish, lacking the significant leaps observed in leading clean energy nations. This cautious growth suggests a need for more aggressive policies and investments to create substantial shifts towards clean energy in the coming years, ensuring that St. Lucia can meet its future electricity demands sustainably.

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Data Sources

For the years 1992 to 1999 the data source is EIA.
For the years 2000 to 2022 the data source is Ember.
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