In 2008, Suriname produced 0.05 quadrillion BTUs (QBTUs) of primary energy, an increase of 0.01 QBTUs over the prior year and a compound growth rate of 8.01% over a 5 year period.
Primary energy consumption meanwhile decreased by -1.37% over the prior year to 0.04 QBTUs, equating to 68.38 million BTUs per capita which places Suriname into the 45th percentile of countries worldwide for per capita primary energy consumption.
Suriname’s total electricity capacity has decreased on an annual compound basis by -0.32% over the last 20 years to 389 megawatts (MW) in 2008. In the last year, the total installed capacity base neither increased nor decreased.
Total renewable energy capacity accounts for 48.59% of this total installed capacity base whilst renewable energy sources excluding hydropower account for 0%.
Total electricity generation meanwhile climbed 1.09% over the last year to 1.58 billion kilowatthours (bn kWh) in 2008 with the largest source for electricity generation being Hydroelectricity (55.38% of total net generation).
Conventional sources including conventional thermal (coal, petroleum, gas), nuclear power and hydro pumped storage accounted for 44.62% of total electricity generated, up from 47.56% 5 years previously. In 2009, Suriname had a zero balance net import requirement. There were no exports of electricity.
Conventional Energy sources represented 51.41% of total installed capacity in Suriname in 2008, an increase of 0 percentage points over a 5 year period.
Conventional thermal energy had an installed capacity base of 200 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year and a 0% change on a compound basis over a 5 year period. Conventional thermal energy has seen its share of total installed capacity increase from 51.41% in 2004 to 51.41% in 2008. Conventional Thermal Energy generated 0.71 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 3.53 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity.
Renewable Energy sources represented 48.59% of total installed capacity in Suriname in 2008, an increase of 0 percentage points over a 5 year period. This renewable energy capacity generated 0.88 billion kilowatthours of electricity (55.38% of the total), primarily from Hydroelectricity (100% of the 0.88 bn kWh generated).
Hydroelectricity had an installed capacity base of 189 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year. It’s share of total installed capacity remained unchanged at 48.59% in 2008 and it’s share of renewable installed capacity remained unchanged at 100% in 2008.
Hydroelectricity generated 0.88 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 55.38% of the total electricity generated. This is equivalent to 4.63 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity, which was the highest ratio amongst renewable energy sources.
Suriname has 0.14% of the total regional capacity for Hydroelectricity and ranks at #103 in the world for Hydroelectricity installed capacity.
There was no Solar Energy capacity in Suriname. There was no Wind Energy capacity in Suriname in 2011. In 2008, total carbon dioxide emissions in Suriname reached 1.95 million Metric Tonnes (mn MT), a compound increase of 0.43% over a 5 year period. Suriname’s total represented 0.16% of total regional emissions and 0.01% of total world emissions.
On a per capita basis meanwhile, Suriname ranked at #93 worldwide, with per capita emissions falling on 2007 by -0.14 metric tonnes to 4.1 metric tonnes.
In 2008, Suriname had a Carbon Intensity (@ Purchasing Power Parity) of 0.845 CO2 MT/$ 000, which represented a -0.76% decrease over the prior year and a -1.25% decrease on a 5 year compound basis.
Energy intensity meanwhile reached 13948.29 BTUs per US Dollar of GDP (Purchasing Power Parity), a -5% decrease on the prior year and a compound annual -2.5% decline on a 5 year basis. On a global basis, Suriname ranked at #21 for Carbon Intensity and at #19 for Energy Intensity.