Chile’s energy sector garnered international headlines earlier this year with a successful electric auction. Chile’s auction was part of a highly competitive renewable energy wave sweeping the region from Mexico to Peru to Argentina that has drawn analysis in terms of the competitivity of renewables, but also the implications for system operation and grid management. In northern Chile, the question of incorporating renewables, particularly solar energy is a major point of discussion. Similarly, the discussions surrounding integration with Peru continue apace and prospects for electric interconnection remain real and must be considered by energy markets in both countries.
Join us for a webinar presentation led by Daniel Salazar Jaque, Director of Chile’s electric system operator CDEC-SING. He will provide an overview of Chile’s northern electric system and network, local interconnection and regional integration prospects from Chile’s vantage, as well as how to best to manage the increased deployment and insertion of renewable energy in northern Chile with an emphasis on solar energy developments.
The webinar will be held Thursday, November 3 at 11:00am San Diego (3:00 pm Santiago; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). Salazar’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.
From Colombia to Chile to Brazil there are myriad examples of major energy projects across the hemisphere that have been impacted by a series of elements that can effect successful project development and implementation. Indeed, throughout the life cycle of energy investments, “above ground” or non-technical risks such as political, financial, social, and environmental issues emerge that are often just as critical and constitute key success factors for sustainable development and investment.
Join us for a webinar presentation featuring William Feragotto, Partner, Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Sustainable financing of projects comprises a wide range of factors and considerations that will be the feature of Mr. Feragotto’s presentation and analysis. How governments, industry, NGO’s and communities engage and interact bears increased attention by companies and policymakers alike.
Date: Thursday, August 25 Time: 10:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Mexico City; GMT/UTC – 8 hours)
One of the main purposes of granting independence to regulatory agencies is to give certainty to investors, particularly in sectors that require large amounts of capital to be recovered after many years, such as the energy industry. In the latest Institute of the Americas policy brief and report, Non-Resident Fellow Francisco Salazaranalyzes the independence of regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico and overlays the ease of doing business in each country for a unique assessment of three major energy markets in Latin America. These countries were selected by the criteria that they all have signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord, or, TPP. Salazar’s analysis uses what is called the Gilardi Index, a specific measurement of formal independence of regulators, and then it overlays the results with other indicators of the investment environment in each country.
Join us for a webinar presentation of the results of the report “Assessing the Independence of Energy Regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico” with Francisco Xavier Salazar, the Institute of the Americas Regional Energy Integration Non-Resident Fellow. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 25 at 10:00am San Diego (11am Mexico City; GMT/UTC – 8 hours).
Salazar’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.
The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a watershed moment in the global effort to tackle climate change. Its wide-reaching nature, emphasis on both developed and developing nations, and ongoing review mechanisms have put countries on a path towards mitigation and adaptation to a warming planet. For Latin America and the Caribbean, the agreement is an important marker but represents just one facet of a much broader process already underway, particularly in the energy sector. At the same time, countries of the region must also continue to manage expectations and seek common ground for enhanced regional collaboration on this key challenge.
Mauricio Macri’s election in late 2015 sent shockwaves across the hemisphere and drew renewed attention to the country’s investment possibilities. For the last several years the nation’s oil and gas sector and particularly unconventional potential and role of national oil company YPF have received a great deal of attention. But, issues such as the rule of law and federal and provincial coordination were imprecise.
More broadly, management of the oil and gas industries in Argentina has been historically characterized by political and economic swings of the pendulum: from periods of investor-friendly policies to phases of government controls and market and price restrictions. Policy-making in the oil and gas sectors can be highly politicized and vulnerable to the country’s personalized governing style, centered on the figure of the president and the powerful governors from resource-producing provinces.
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