Insightful lessons learnt from Chile and El Salvador will inform the next virtual seminar on Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) by UN ECLAC, IRENA, and GET.transform. The seminar series focuses on the development and use of long-term energy scenarios to guide national energy plans in Latin America.
Each event features experiences from two countries in the region. The next seminar (17 March, 12:00pm CLST) will provide best practies from Chile and El Salvador:
- Carlos Barria, Head of the Studies and Policies Division, Ministry of Energy, Chile
will present Chile’s long-term energy planning (PELP) which brings all energy sector stakeholders together in developing appropriate infrastructure for greater network flexibility. The PELP initiative has enabled improvements in energy modelling by looking at joint optimisation of investments in generation and transmission.
- Juan José Garcia, Energy Planning Director, National Council of Energy, El Salvador
will talk about strategic areas in El Salvador’s 2010-2024 national energy policy. One goal is to increase electric distribution coverage to provide access for the overall population, prioritising rural areas with difficulties in access and lower human development indices (HDI), through renewable energy (mostly solar PV) and the use of microgrids.
The seminar will be moderated by:
- Ruben Contreras Lisperguer, Economic Affairs Officer, Natural Resources Division, UN ECLAC
- Antonio Levy, Technical Advisor, GET.transform
The event will be simultaneously available in English and Spanish.