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Electricity in Turks & Caicos Islands in 2022

Global Ranking: #198
0.0% #198 Low-carbon electricity
657.50 watts #56 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #200 Carbon Intensity

In 2022, electricity consumption in the Turks & Caicos Islands was entirely dependent on fossil fuels, with 100% of its electricity generated from these sources. This complete reliance on fossil energy contributes to significant carbon emissions and potentially negative environmental impacts, such as climate change and air pollution. The lack of low-carbon or clean energy sources like nuclear, wind, and solar underscores a substantial area for improvement in diversifying and greening the electricity supply.

Suggestions

To increase low-carbon electricity generation, Turks & Caicos Islands can look to other countries with successful clean energy models. For instance, Denmark generates more than half of its electricity from wind power, indicating a strong potential for similar island nations to harness coastal wind resources. Cape Verde, which is somewhat comparable in size and climatic conditions, generates around 14% of its electricity from wind power. Additionally, Vanuatu and Samoa both generate over 10% of their electricity from solar power, showcasing how small island nations can effectively utilize their abundant sunlight for clean energy. Uruguay provides an excellent example of integrating wind energy, with wind power contributing to 35% of its electricity, proving that smaller countries can achieve high levels of clean energy penetration.

History

Historically, Turks & Caicos Islands have made no significant changes or advancements in low-carbon electricity generation, as the data shows zero additional TWh generated from clean sources over the years. This stagnation suggests an urgent need to invest in sustainable energy infrastructure. The islands have missed out on the global trend towards green energy witnessed in other nations, making it imperative for future strategies to include robust policies and investments in nuclear, wind, and solar power to transition away from fossil fuels and capitalize on the benefits of clean energy.

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Data Sources

The the data source is Ember.
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