FSR and IDB are proud to launch 20 scholarships for women Accelerating the Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the representation of women in the energy sector shows signs of improvement, there is still much work to do to promote gender equality. According to one study, in 2016 women made up 5% of executive directors worldwide, 19% of non-executive … [Read more...] about Scholarship: Women Accelerating the Energy Transition in LAC
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
This post was originally published in NewEnergy events Portal. As the global power sector becomes cleaner and more technologically advanced, there is one critical area which lags: diversity and gender equality. Globally, women represent only 20 percent of the energy sector workforce. Across Latin America and the Caribbean, women account for only 17 percent of senior … [Read more...] about HOW DO WE CLOSE THE ENERGY SECTOR GENDER GAP?
The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank is opening a call-for-proposals focusing on gender-differentiated needs, to strengthen women’s leadership and participation in the energy sector. Do you have innovative ideas that would address these challenges? If so, please participate in this call. Which is the objective? The case studies should discuss … [Read more...] about Are you interested in Gender Equality & Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean?(Extended: August 15)
In Latin America, there are still 22 million people who do not have access to electricity. They live in remote and poor areas that are difficult to access, where the electric grid remains out of reach due to the costs of grid extension. These communities usually use kerosene, candles or diesel generators to light their homes and businesses, which is often detrimental to health, … [Read more...] about Hands On: What can be done to connect 22 million Latin Americans to the grid.