Opportunity for scholarships for women interested in regulating electricity markets: an IDB-ARIAE initiative

Opportunity for scholarships for women interested in regulating electricity markets: an IDB-ARIAE initiative

The Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Entities (ARIAE) and the Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have partnered to award scholarships to women with an interest in regulating electricity markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Three courses will be held, which will be taught in Spanish and virtual.

At the IDB we are convinced that the just energy transition is not viable without the participation of women. That is why we are looking for women who want to gain new knowledge and skills on regulation in the energy sector. Women who have the desire to contribute to innovative energy solutions, research and initiatives that accelerate the just energy transition in Latin America will be selected. The scholarships aim to support women who are just beginning their careers in electrical regulation, or those who are looking to further their careers.

For the first course on Fundamentals of Regulation and Design of Wholesale Electricity Markets in Ibero-America, up to 10 scholarships will be awarded. The main objective of the course is to provide participants with a general vision regarding the design of the electricity markets of the present and future and how these are adapted to the challenges of the energy transition, in particular the most immediate challenge associated with the eventual acceleration of penetration of variable renewable energies (solar and wind) with zero marginal cost.

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Start date May 31, 10:00 AM Santiago time; 9:00 AM Mexico time, 11:00 AM Buenos Aires time. There will be seven sessions on Tuesdays.

The list of topics to be covered includes:

  1. Technical and technological description of the sector.
  2. The organization of the industry and the economic principles of the generation market.
  3. The electricity generation market and the various wholesale electricity markets.
  4. Auction models, types of contracts and their results.
  5. Massive integration of renewables and the new challenges of the energy, power or capacity markets and complementary services.
  6. Price formation in the wholesale market and the effect of transmission.
  7. Roles of the operator and the regulator in these markets in the field of energy transition
  8. Interactions between transmission and dispatch, development of the generation sector, competitions and tenders, final energy prices, etc.
  9. International case studies of success and learning along the way.

Why apply?

The Ibero-American School of Regulation (EIR) is an initiative of ARIAE to constitute a reference both in the Ibero-American energy administrations and regulators and in the economic agents that operate in Latin America, with the aim of covering a regional need that has a positive return for the society.

ARIAE awarded the EIR a joint proposal prepared by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), to develop electrical issues (EIR-E), and by the ESAN University of Peru, for hydrocarbon issues (EIR-H).

This resource led by the Ibero-American School of Electricity Regulation seeks to create greater specialization in the electricity market, delving into the most recent reforms in the sector from the specialists who lead these changes, with a focus on the specificities and challenges of regulation in Latin America. . The objective is for the participants to acquire a general and complete vision of the electricity markets of the region and the world, their most recent changes and trends in the framework of the energy transition: high participation of renewable energies and in particular solar and wind, new markets and services, mass storage, etc.

Who is eligible?

We are inviting all professional women and regulation students from the energy sector (masters or doctorate) who are starting their career or are mid-career in Latin America. Candidates must have command of the Spanish language, oral and written, at a professional level.

What do we look for in the candidates to be selected?

Women engaged in:

  • Actively address an energy/environment/climate change need or challenge, showing leadership and high potential for future excellence in the above areas.
  • Participate in energy and climate policy or regulation issues that show holistic interests beyond current responsibilities.
  • Be highly motivated to dedicate and invest time in learning and interacting with other course participants.
  • Be open to diversity and aspire to join a global community.

How to apply?

Please complete the application in Spanish at this link. In the application, in the section – Please associate your application with one of the following institutions and initiatives – please indicate IDB Gender Equity Program.

The candidates selected for the first course will be informed/contacted on Friday May 27.

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