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Energy in Uruguay

Wind turbines in Tacuarembó Department

Energy in Uruguay describes energy and electricity production, consumption and import in Uruguay.


Historically, energy has been a stronghold of state-owned companies, such as UTE and ANCAP.

The National Directorate of Energy (Spanish: Dirección Nacional de Energía) is the main governmental body in charge of energy policies.[1]

Uruguay is notable for its use of renewable energies, which nowadays provide 94.5% of the country’s electricity and 55% of the country's total energy mix.[2]

See also


  1. ^ DNE (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy". The Guardian. 3 December 2015.