Renewable Energy

Energized, a tool to automate the detection of electrical fraud

Energizados, detección de fraudes eléctricos

Did you know that almost 2 million homes in the region could have been supplied with electricity throughout 2019, using the losses generated in the transmission and distribution systems[1]? To reduce these losses, the IDB has developed Energizados, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to automate the detection of electrical fraud. For electricity to reach …

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The light that will make the dreams of thousands of Paraguayans come true

La luz que hará realidad los sueños de miles de paraguayos

Paraguay has made important progress in terms of access to electricity service and is close to all its citizens being able to have electricity, since it has an electricity coverage of 99.5%. To bring electricity to thousands of Paraguayans and close this gap, the country continues to make the necessary investments, not only in generation, …

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The Caribbean accelerates the deployment of electric vehicles

Electrifying the Caribbean

May brought a lot of news for the electric vehicle sector in Jamaica. In that month, the electric utility launched its first public electric vehicle charging facility, and a new market entrant commissioned four additional public charging facilities. Meanwhile, Barbados has become the main user of electric vehicles per capita in the Caribbean, with more …

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How to promote and retain female talent in electricity companies? The experience of Paraguay

Paraguay-promover y retener talento femenino

Public institutions in the energy sector can play a key role in promoting gender equality in society. Utilities in other parts of the world have shown that including more women in the workforce has a positive impact on productivity and results. The participation of women in the labor market and the closing of gender gaps …

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Regulations and policies to enhance the energy transition Are we ready for the challenge?

Distributed energy resource

Distributed generation (DG) is defined, in general terms, as the generation installation at the distribution level. It is not a new concept. In several countries, the rules that allow small-scale generation for self-consumption, or that allow energy credits to be earned, are already decades old. Our region is not the exception, for example, Panama established …

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The time has come for solar energy to jump into the water!

Solar floating photovoltaic

Floating photovoltaic solar energy is gaining relevance around the world. Recently, plants with a capacity of tens and even hundreds of megawatts were installed in China, with more planned in India and Southeast Asia. In 2018, the accumulated installed capacity of floating solar panels was 1,000 MW, of which more than 500 MW were installed …

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Innovate to Connect: towards universal access in Panama

Innovar para lograr el acceso universal

Latin America and the Caribbean has made important progress in increasing access to modern energy in the region, with the goal of reaching universal coverage by 2030, or earlier. As of 2019, 97.1% of the population has access to electricity and 88% to energy and clean technologies for cooking. However, there are still challenges given …

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