Energy & Utilities

Overview

Reliable water, electricity, and natural gas services are available in Barbados. The Barbados energy sector includes petroleum production, importation, storage and distribution; natural gas production and distribution; electricity generation, transmission and distribution; and renewable energy. The Government, within the Ministry of Finance and Energy, has a dedicated Energy Division.

Fast Facts

Contribution to GDP – 43,000 (2009P) 44,200 (2010P). The total employed in 2010 was 2,600.

Oil Gas & Utility Production & Consumption 2007-2010

Production 2009 2010
JAN-DEC JAN-DEC
TOTAL TOTAL
Domestic Crude Oil (Bbls) 277,123 277,123
Domestic Natural Gas (Mcf) 98,480 690,567
Domestic LPG (Bbls) 0 0
No. of wells drilled 7 0
OIL SALES (bbls) 280,332 308,720
GAS SALES (Mcf) 487,774 460,074
NATURAL GAS SALES VOL. (CM) VALUE $ VOL. (CM) VALUE $
Residential 2,508,781 3,710,252 2,567,595 3,797,592
Commercial 7,331,623 8,780,397 7,685,610 9,189,985
Industrial 1,418,265 1,115,931 757,907 767,972
Special Industrial 815,944 629,614 53,829 53,935
Total Sales 12,074,613 14,236,194 1,064,941 13,809,484
ELECTRICITY
Gross Generation 1,068,378,200 1,078,300,000
Net Generation 1,022,925,099 1,027,670,000
Total Sales 951,230,822 958,122,597
SALES (Kwh)
Hotel 122,867,500 139,635,576
Commercial 218,786,294 217,694,270
Public 156,847,538 150,429,736
Domestic 306,555,417 308,374,981
Industrial 62,560,950 62,763,151
Other 83,637,132 79,224,882
Total 951,254,831 958,122,596
Capital Expenditure (million) 15.84 155.68
Average Cost of Electricity (cents/kwh) 30.75 51.77
No. of Customers 129,809 124,990
CONSUMPTION/SALES OF REFINED PRODUCTS (BBLS)
Gasoline (Unleaded) 823,693 798,591
Kerosene 3,561 211,681
Diesel 755,928 817,919
Fuel Oil 1,560,006 1,369,218

Source: Barbados Economic and Social Report 2010

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