When we talk about sustainable energy transition, we often think of how a wind turbine can replace the energy generated by a coal plant, or how the installation of solar panels and electric vehicles increasingly replace energy from oil. However, a true energy transition not only implies replacing fossil fuels, but also more inclusive and equitable energy development policies … [Read more...] about Indigenous women: key agents of rural electrification
Did you know that in 2019 the losses from electrical transmission and distribution systems in Latin America and the Caribbean could have supplied electricity to more than 50 million homes? To reduce these losses, the IDB has developed Energizados, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to automate the detection of electrical fraud. For electricity to reach cities, … [Read more...] about Energizados, a tool to automate the detection of electrical fraud
Energy is key for economic development. Oil, gas, and electricity serve as an important input for transport and industry processes. Electricity is essential for household’s well-being, and commercial activities. Moreover, the quality of most public services, such as health and education, rely on electricity. Historically, demand growth is coupled with economic development. … [Read more...] about Energy transition and economic development: a challenge or an opportunity for Brazil?
Investments in energy efficiency can support cities to have a smarter use of energy, helping them to reduce carbon emissions. Moreover, energy efficiency may optimize the use of public resources, which are often scarce. Cities consume more than 65 percent of the World’s Energy and are responsible for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse emissions. In countries such as … [Read more...] about Three solutions to reduce energy consumption in your city
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