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The Council talks to Rudy Ramirez Chair of the Dominican Republic member committee

As the Dominican Republic (DR) joined the Council as our 96th, member committee in August, we talked to its Chair, Rudy Manuel Ramirez Perez, about the recent extreme weather events affecting the Latin America and Caribbean region, the transitioning electricity sector within the republic, as well his immediate priorities for the committee. Rudy graduated in […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

Tanzanian representatives examine reverse power auctions in Brazil

Tanzania has 1,591 MW of installed grid generation capacity and approximately 76 MW in mini-grid systems to serve its population of over 51 million people. While these numbers are continuously increasing, electricity production meets less than 15 percent of the demand per year and only 30 percent of the population is connected to the grid. […]

Posted on 7 June 2017

Mexican research centers join forces to promote energy innovation

Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico, gave an overview of the work and mission of the Centers for Energy Innovation (CEMIE), at an exclusive breakfast meeting organised by the Mexican member committee of the World Energy Council. The centers (CEMIEs) established under the present government, are groups of public or private […]

Posted on 14 May 2018

Grand energy transition – the Latin American context

The Council is excited to host its first World Energy Leaders’ Summit for 2018, and Latin American Energy Forum in Bariloche, Argentina, on 13 – 14 June. The event, Grand Energy Transition – The Latin American Context, will convene global energy leaders, including H.E Juan Jose Aranguren, Minister of Energy, who will address participants with a […]

Posted on 23 February 2018

Dominican Republic officially joins the Council as it seeks to diversify its energy mix

  The Council welcomed the Dominican Republic as its 96th member committee, while promoting diversification in the country’s energy mix, at  launch event held at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (Intec), last month. During the ceremony, World Energy Council, Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei, highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector and […]

Posted on 28 September 2017

Empowering energy for rural entrepreneurs at Demex

With less than a month to go the countdown is on until the Mexican Government and World Energy Council host the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City.

Posted on 17 August 2017

Panama’s Energy Secretary to host launch of new national member committee

As Panama announces plans to build its own LNG terminal, the World Energy Council formally voted in the country on 14 July, as its latest national member committee. The member committee will be officially launched on 22 August in Panama City and will bring together Panama’s Energy Secretary, Victor Urrutia, who is hosting the event […]

Posted on 18 July 2017

El Gobierno de la República y el Consejo Mundial de Energía llevarán a cabo la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos en septiembre

En una ceremonia sostenida en el marco de la 8a Reunión Ministerial de Energía Limpia (CEM 8) en Beijing, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Subsecretario de Planeación y Transición Energética de México, y Christoph Frei, Secretario General del Consejo Mundial de Energía, firmaron hoy un acuerdo para albergar la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos (World Energy Leaders’ […]

Posted on 6 June 2017

Mexican Government and World Energy Council to host World Energy Leaders’ Summit in September

In a ceremony held during the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council and Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition of Mexico, today (6 June) signed an agreement to host a World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City on September 12 – […]

Posted on 6 June 2017

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

A new energy scenarios report identifies a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Energy Council has identified, in its Tango Scenario, that if the Latin American & the Caribbean (LAC) region is to […]

Posted on 31 May 2017

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