Observatory  for  Renewable  Energy  in    La>n  America  and  the  Caribbean  

Gustavo  Aishemberg  
May  2012  

Mission

To join efforts inside and outside the region to increase the presence of RE in the region of LAC.

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Increase access to knowledge related to RE Promote South-South cooperation. Increase investments in RE technologies within the region.

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Origin

•  Montevideo 2006: Ibero-American Ministerial Meeting on “Energy Security in Latin America”. •  Governmental Representatives and Ministers of Energy from 13 countries signed a Ministerial Declaration, which requests UNIDO to create the Observatory for Renewable Energy •  2008: The Observatory for RE in LAC initiates its activities. •  2009: Signature of an MoU with OLADE takes place, consolidating a strong alliance. •  Currently working in 13 countries.

Participating countries
Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Mexico Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Uruguay

Actions an Products

I.  The Observatory Website: www.renenergyobservatory.org II.  Knowledge Platform III.  Technical reports of the countries, in cooperation with OLADE IV.  Geographic Information System V.  Energy balances maps VI.  Capacity building VII.  International excellence centers on renewable energy

Observatory Website

http://www.renenergyobservatory.org/

Knowledge Platform

  Web based software oriented to facilitate the fluid exchange of knowledge on energy.   The platform works as an extensive digital library of specialized information.   Primary information: One of the first challenges encountered was to identify the source and incorporate it into this process.   The information can be uploaded from the different spots where the sources are placed.   Almost 1000 documents available.

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Technical Reports

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Specialized reports on RE for each country in LAC containing detailed information about: 1.  Technology Baseline 2.  State of the Art 3.  Financial Analysis
http://www.renenergyobservatory.org/

Technical Reports

Geographic Information System

  Interactive online maps.   Presenting a set of technical data related to the energy:   Location of different energy sources in the LAC   The production potential   Existing generating systems using renewable energy   Experts and institutions related to renewable.

http://www.hidroinformatica.org/siger/pages/publicVisualization.jsf

Geographic Information System: Examples. Example:  layer:  Hidropower  fppower      &ower  in  Brazil”  Lines”   SelecBng  a  country   Mixing  la  “PotenBal  for  solar   lants  ” p  “Brazil”   Select  ayers:  “ “PontenBal   or  wind   in   Trasnmission  

http://www.hidroinformatica.org/siger/pages/publicVisualization.jsf

Energy Balances Map

InteracBve  staBsBcal  maps  and  graphics  depicBng   energy  balances  in  LaBn  America  and  the  Caribbean.    

http://www.renenergyobservatory.org/statmaps/index.html

Capacity building

  Specializa>on  course  in  RE  with  an  emphasis  on  biogas,  in  collabora>on   with  the  Federal  University  for  La>n  American  Integra>on  (UNILA).      Biogas  capacity  building  program.     Program  of  Rural  Extension  and  Assistance  for  Treatment  of  Animal  Waste   for  Agro-­‐energy  on  a  Sustainable  Basis      RE  e-­‐learning  course  (in  implementa>on  phase)  

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International Excellence Centers
Specialized  centers  that  will  provide  the  following  services:    High-­‐level  advisory  services  on  policy  and  regulatory  maUers  rela>ng  to  RE   produc>on:    
        benchmarking   standards,  norms  and  cer>fica>on   policy  formula>on   regulatory  framework    

 Support  for  design  and  implementa>on  of  RE  projects  to  showcase  the   poten>al  for  scaling-­‐up  at  the  na>onal  and  regional  level,  including:  
        pre-­‐feasibility,   feasibility,     implementa>on,   monitoring  and  evalua>on.    

International Excellence Centers
Centers  in  implementa>on  phase  in  LAC    Interna>onal  Center  on  Biogas  (CIER-­‐Biogas),  Itaipu  Technological  Park,   Brazil:    
    Develop  the  concept  of  biogas  as  an  energy  product  of  high  strategic  value,     Promote  economic,  social  and  environmental  development  at  local  and   regional  scale  

 Center  of  Excellence  on  Solar  PV  Energy,  UNAM,  Mexico  
  Focus  on  providing  advisory  and  technical  coopera>on  services  in  the  solar   PV  and  thermo  solar  fields.

Portfolio of projects
Type of Projects
Renewable Energy Energy Access Isolated Systems (Off-grid) Poly-generation Biogas Thermo solar Gasification Mini-hydro Excellence centers …. Energy Efficiency ISO 50001 Systems Optimization

Investments in RE
•  •  •  •  •  GEF (US$ 4,25 billion) Private sector (Co-financing) Governments Bilaterals Multilaterals (UE)

catalyst

Observatory for Renewable Energy in LAC

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Thank you!
g.aishemberg@unido.org

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