In a joint report, UN ECLAC and GET.transform present findings from an extensive mapping survey of energy sector practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report highlights best practices in the region and analyses their role in promoting a just energy transformation.
This report was compiled with insights from energy planning experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay. It aims to support energy planners with an overview of the technical, economic, and regulatory challenges and equip them with best practices to consider for effectively incorporating a greater share of renewable energy in the system.
The identified best practices are grouped into five pillars on the path to a successful energy transformation:
- Fostering competitive markets to support the region’s economic development
- Modernising the power grid to improve power system efficiency and reliability
- Promoting distributed clean-energy resources to advance universal access and resilience
- Supporting integrated energy planning across sectors and countries to encourage renewable energies
- Strengthening regulatory harmonisation and market design to foster regional integration
With a particular view to strengthen energy planning capacities, the report was presented at the latest Regional Technical Forum for Energy Planners (FOREPLEN) at Olade Energy Week in Panama. FOREPLEN is a cooperation framework founded by UN ECLAC and supported by GET.transform that brings together planners from different countries to foster transnational cooperation and learning.
This latest exercise proposes concrete solutions to integrate renewable energies in short and long-term energy planning, and highlights success factors for regional energy integration.