A significant portion of Ecuador’s power sector is decarbonised, with 78% of electricity generated from renewable sources in 2019.2 This share would need to increase to at least 98% renewable power generation by 2030 to be 1.5°C compatible.
Achieving that target will require a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels, particularly oil and gas, from the power sector. Coal has so far never played a role in Ecuador’s power sector. However, gas still accounted for roughly 4% of power production as of 2019 and oil for roughly 17%.2
Gas would need to be phased out of the power sector by 2030 at the latest and the overall emissions intensity of the power sector would need to reach zero by 2033 at the latest.