“Island Electricity Data Book 2017” was launched today by the Minister of Environment and Energy Honorable Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim at a ceremony held at Ministry of Environment and Energy.
First initiated in 2013, a compilation of information in the energy sector of the Maldives was published under the title “Maldives Energy Outlook for Inhabited islands 2013”. A second compilation was published in December 2016 under the new title “Island Electricity Data Book 2016”. The “Island Electricity Data Book 2017” is the third in the series and contains electricity data of all the inhabited islands and some tourist resorts of the Maldives. In addition to island electricity data for each inhabited island of the Maldives, the book also shows the growth of renewable energy in the Maldives.
According to the statistics of last year 2016 electricity data, 537,060 metric ton of fuel was imported. Out of this, 13,619 metric ton was cooking gas, 445,036 metric ton was diesel, 47,794 metric ton was petrol and 30,611 metric ton was aviation gas. The inhabited islands of the Maldives have consumed a total of 628 GWh in which 59.8% of it was consumed by Capital Male’, Hulhumale’ and Villimale’. The inhabited islands of the Maldives have a total installed capacity of 214MW of diesel generators to cater for the electricity demand. During the past year, the total power generation from renewable energy in Maldives has been increased to 6MW.