The total primary energy consumption of the Philippines
in 2012 was 30.2 Mtoe (million Tonnes of oil equivalent
), most of which came from fossil fuels. Electricity consumption in 2010 was 64.52 TWh, of which almost two-thirds came from fossil fuels, 21% from hydroelectric plants
, and 13% from other renewable sources. The total generating capacity was 16.36 GW.
The population of the Philippines is over 101 million people, and as a rapidly developing nation, has seen a rapid increase in GDP, averaging 6.1% from 2011 to 2015.
Energy-intensive manufacturing and retail industries are the driving factors of the Philippines' economic growth.
Given its large population and rapidly growing economy, the country's energy needs are significant and growing rapidly. According to the Philippines Department of Energy
, the Philippines consumed 75,266 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity in 2013.
Of this, 27.39% went to powering residential areas, 24.31% to commercial establishments and 27.46% to the industrial sector. With 72.84% of electrical energy being consumed by Luzon
, 14.75% by Visayas, and 12.41% by Mindanao in 2013. Read more...