“Island Electricity Data Book 2018” launched

05 Nov 2018

“Island Electricity Data Book 2018” was launched by the Minister of Environment and Energy Hon. Thoriq Ibrahim on 5th November 2018. The ceremony held at Ministry of Environment and Energy was attended by senior officials from relevant government Organization.

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”. The “Island Electricity Data Book 2018” is the fourth 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 2017 electricity data, 561,435 metric ton of fuel was imported. Out of this, 14,483 metric ton was cooking gas, 447,555 metric ton was diesel, 57,730 metric ton was petrol and 41,666 metric ton was aviation gas. The inhabited islands of the Maldives have consumed a total of 704 GWh in which 56.9% of it was consumed by Capital Male’, Hulhumale’ and Villimale’. The inhabited islands of the Maldives have a total installed capacity of 240MW 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 11MW.

Island Electricity Data Book 2018 will be available to download from Ministry’s website