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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

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

TODAY: Launch of new Energy Scenarios for Latin America to 2060

On 31 May 2017 at 2:30PM PERU TIME/ 7:30PM GMT, the World Energy Council will bring Arturo Leonardo Vásquez, Deputy Minister of Energy, Peru, and Gerald Davis, Chair World Energy Scenarios, together with global energy leaders to launch a new energy scenarios to 2060 report for Latin America and the Caribbean – Watch the event on live streaming to learn how Samba, Tango & Rock could shape LAC energy to 2060!

Posted on 25 May 2017

Chile’s Law of Distribution and Territory

Chile’s energy sector is currently experiencing a period of growth, characterised by an increase in productivity, new projects and the introduction of new investments and players in the sector, with major legislative and regulatory changes that came into force during 2016. To date, the implementation of the Government Energy Agenda, which was presented in May […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

With renewables, Riohacha repositions itself as the energy capital of Colombia

On the 29th and 30th of March the capital of La Guajira was the engine of unconventional energy sources, at the first International Meeting of Renewable Energies, organised by the Association of Renewable Energies of Colombia (SER), the World Energy Council and the National Federation of Departments (FND). The renewables event was the first big […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

Latin America convenes to explore resilience to cyber and extreme weather risks

Over the past few years, energy leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have faced a number of difficulties such as oil price volatility and extreme weather events, with the energy-water-food nexus considered a critical uncertainty issue for many countries in the region. Latin America is currently behind its European and North American counterparts […]

Posted on 21 February 2017

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