The IDB has estimated that in less than 10 years (by 2030), Latin America and the Caribbean needs more than $577 billion to close the electric power gap. Of that total, the region will need around $397 billion to build new generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, and more than $180 billion to replace and maintain existing assets. Private investment, … [Read more...] about How open to private-sector involvement is the electric power industry in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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As part of the event "Renewable Energy: Sharing the Experience of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean" held in Santa Marta, Adriana M. Valencia, a specialist in the Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), spoke with APC-Colombia about the progress and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean seen in the development of unconventional sources of renewable … [Read more...] about “Renewable energy has not competed on equal footing with conventional energy ”