The price of solar energy has been dropping dramatically during last 20 years and the projections suggest that it will maintain that trend in the coming years. In a near future, solar energy in Suriname will be cheaper than the electricity coming conventional fossil fuel plants. According to the International Renewable Energies Agency (IRENA) the global weighted average … [Read more...] about What is the future of Solar energy in Suriname?
In the norther region of South America, in a small village surrounded by the forest and by the not distant Atlantic Ocean, a group of young students in a rural school learn about the graphic representation of earth. In the world map, these pupils could see their country sharing border with Brazil, Guyana and French Guiana, but they could also identify their own … [Read more...] about Where is Pokigron? Lighting up and developing a community identity
Guatemala has a firewood consumption problem. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Guatemala is the country with the highest consumption of firewood in Central America. The energy sector is the second highest emitting sector with 39% of total emissions and firewood represents 57% of the total energy matrix. Close to … [Read more...] about In Guatemala the IDB is preparing a program to create a market of improved cookstoves.
On the September 27th and 28th 2018, the Interamerican Development Bank’s Energy Division held the workshop “Regulatory Challenges and Tools to the Introduction of New Technologies” in Washington, D.C., as part of the series Infrastructure Talks: Innovation in Infrastructure. The event counted with the presence of regulators and policymakers from 11 countries of the Latin … [Read more...] about REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND TOOLS TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES: COORDINATING REGULATORY PRIORITIES AND STRATEGIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
One of the first power generation technologies, created in the 19th century, is at the forefront of the digital revolution of the 21st century. Digital technology has been present in the electric sector since its inception, given its nature of high technological level. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (known as SCADA), have been common in power systems for … [Read more...] about Digitization: a revolution for the hydroelectric sector