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
The fight against climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, and as paradoxical as it may be, the mining industry, including lithium, will be responsible for providing much of the material needed to make this change possible. Today's environmental challenges require, among other things, a profound transformation of the global energy … [Read more...] about The time is now, tomorrow will be too late! Lithium, Li-ion batteries and the energy transition
How can we encourage girls and women to be interested, study and work in science, technology and engineering? Throughout history, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been shaped by gender biases that exclude women and girls. The unequal access to education, technology and leadership positions have alienated countless brilliant … [Read more...] about The energy sector needs more talent and diversity!
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