Public-Private Partnerships for Energy Access and Storage in Latin America

 

When: 2015

Where: Brazil

What: Building PPP Expertise

Key objectives

  • Bring together recognized experts at the forefront of energy storage and energy access to discuss how to create incentives for innovation, especially in the area of energy storage technologies to accelerate energy access and the deployment of renewables in Latin America

When: 2015

Where: Brazil

What: Building PPP Expertise

We organized in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) a workshop on the role PPPs play in promoting energy storage and energy access in the region on April 16-17, 2015. Supported by CAF (Development Bank of Latin America), the Federal Republic of Germany (through its cooperation agency, GIZ), and the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All secretariat, this event was the first one of its kind in Latin America.

More than 60 experts and decision-makers attended the event. Interactive panel discussions were moderated by regional electricity sector leaders and internationally recognized experts at the forefront of energy storage and energy access who shared their knowledge on state-of-the-art development and applications in the field. Participants discussed the importance of joining forces in order to stimulate the creation of incentives for innovation, especially in the area of energy storage technologies, and explore regional business opportunities to help accelerate the deployment of renewables in the region. 

This high-level workshop is part of our PPP conference program which empowers decision-makers through regional conferences worldwide that help define best strategies and practices for the successful implementation of public-private partnerships in the sustainable electricity sector.

“If we are to achieve the goals of Sustainable Energy for All, it is critical to address the topics proposed in this conference… The capacity to store energy in relation to renewables is going to shape our sustainable energy platform…. We know that new technologies and access to energy have historically been linked to quality of life, improved economies and social mobility. Then the next step in human development and human economic activity must be predicated on sustainable sources of energies.”

Elizabeth Thompson, Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All

Participating members and partners

  • Enel
  • Eletrobras
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • CAF (Development Bank of Latin America)
  • GIZ (German Cooperation Agency)
  • UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Secretariat
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