OLADE´s NEWSLETTER #02 / Abril-2017

OLADE´s NEWSLETTER #02 / Abril-2017

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NEWSLETTER OF THE LATIN AMERICAN ENERGY ORGANIZATION (OLADE) # 02 APRIL, 2017.

It is a pleasure for me to take up this communication channel to inform you about the progress in our lines of action, and the latest developments in the energy sector in our region. It has been very satisfying to receive, from the entire LAC energy community, all sorts of auspicious messages about this communication initiative that we intend to feed month by month. 

 Last month, I was pleased to inform you about the disclosure of OLADE's information systems to support the development of the energy sector in our region.  This initiative marked the beginning of a long-term strategy regarding the value of information as a support for the development of sectoral policies and for the generation of knowledge.   I would like to add that two weeks ago we signed the start-up of the Program for Strengthening and Dissemination of Energy Information Management for Sustainable Development in LAC. This project is channeled through a strategic alliance of OLADE with the Inter-American Development Bank. It is the second fundamental step to allow a centralized regional energy information, with modern platforms and complete and reliable regional energy information. The project also includes coordinated work with ECLAC, CIER and the support of the IEA.


In line with the project, we have begun with the support from the IDB, but at an advanced stage at the implementation level. The consolidation of the development of the Energy Information System of Brazil is consolidated from recent work missions of the officials from the Ministry of Energy to our headquarters in Quito.   The size of Brazil's economy, the strength and history of their information systems and the complexity of its energy system marks a pilot large-sized case that tests the performance of our model and ensures a standard and complete platform to collect and process energy information in each country. This project, which has the financial support from the CAF, it is a clear example of the close working relationship between OLADE's technical staff and the professionals from the governments of our member countries.

Our region has large reserves of unconventional oil, major transport infrastructure and distribution of hydrocarbons and needs of new works, primarily associated with new capabilities for Liquefied Natural Gas.  These issues mark the medium and long-term agenda for the hydrocarbons subsector, which are being jointly addressed with other agencies.  Addressing issues such as the use of reserves and the impacts of the application of fracking technologies and incorporating a high technical level dialogue are some of the key issues for the medium term for the hydrocarbons subsector.

Regarding our support for the development of sectoral policies, OLADE is implementing its Energy Planning Manual in many LAC countries.   Recent activities developed for the government of Belize are an example of these actions that have the support of the Cooperation of the Government of Canada.   This document is a guide for the sectoral planning activities and is a valuable tutorial for the policy makers.   It is my pleasure to announce that OLADE's Energy Planning Manual will be published in less than two months and will have open-access and free dissemination.  We are also working on the development of a Manual of Useful Energy Balances that will be presented shortly. The information on the end use of energy, the efficiency of the equipment park and the habits of the energy use is crucial information for the design of energy efficiency policies. There are very few countries in our region that have this valuable information, and it is our goal to increase the number of countries that develop Useful Energy Balances.

We have signed two new cooperation agreements. The first with IICA regarding activities related to biomass as a key energy resource in our region, and the second with the Catholic University of Uruguay to strengthen our links with the academic sector of the region.

We are developing our first edition of the Executive Development Program in Energy and Climate Change. The program is being developed in a semi face-to-face mode since March 28, and it is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).  The program will take place in the city of Lima, Peru, between May 29 and June 2.


Finally, I want to inform you that our training programs are undergoing profound changes.  The access to the training provided by OLADE will be gradually extended to all the stakeholders, whether they are public sector officials, researchers, university teachers, students, independent professionals or technicians of private companies. I understand that strengthening the technical capacities of our governments and companies, training our industry professionals and promoting the research is the most effective way to achieve the development of the energy sector in the region.

I appreciate your comments and proposals to my personal email address secretaria.ejecutiva@olade.org. 

 

TECHNICAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE IADB AND OLADE WILL STRENGTHEN THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS OF THE ORGANIZATION. 

The Agreement is to develop the regional project for Strengthening Energy Information Management for Sustainable Development in LAC under the Regional Public Goods Initiative of the IDB.

 

THE MEETING BETWEEN OLADE AND MEER LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR MUTUAL COOPERATION ON ENERGY ISSUES FOR ECUADOR AND THE REGION. 

On Monday, March 20, the Executive Secretary of OLADE Mr.  Alfonso Blanco Bonilla received the visit of the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Ecuador, Mr.  Medardo Cadena.
In the first instance, officials established their willingness to work together to strengthen communication channels on issues of energy cooperation between the two agencies.

OLADE PARTICIPATES IN EVENT OF NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL, AND MUNICIPAL TRANSPARENCY OF THE EXTRACTIVE SECTOR  

With funding from the Canadian Cooperation, OLADE supported the event “International, National and Municipal Transparency of the Extractive Sector" in the Municipality of Cedros (Honduras).  The event was held with the aim of intensifying the socialization of Honduras EITI- 2014 report. 

ADOPTION OF THE JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN OLADE AND EUEI PDF 

The EUEI PDF -Service for Partnership Dialogue for the EU- Energy Initiative sent a letter of approval to OLADE - The Latin American Energy Organization - that certifies the support for a joint project to assess the commitments on climate change for the Latin America and the Caribbean countries.  

OLADE AND THE NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF ECUADOR WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS THE EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Working groups of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador (EPN), made up of students from the Faculty of Mechanics Engineering of the University visited the facilities of OLADE on March 23th, in order to present the teaching materials that are developed for workshops on Energy and Sustainable Energy Development that will be taught in selected schools in the city of Quito.

OLADE WAS PART OF THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL FORUM.

The Executive Secretary of OLADE, Alfonso Blanco, in his visit to New York City was part of the 3rd Forum on Sustainable Energy for All - SE4ALL. This Initiative is supported by OLADE

 

 OLADE SUPPORTS EITI’S INITIATIVE

The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) made progress on the project about the Promotion of the Initiative for Transparency in Extractive Industries in the framework of cooperation with the Canadian Cooperation Agency. The main objective of this initiative was to analyze the state of transparency in 6 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean with respect to the management of resources derived from the oil and gas industry, and to propose recommendations.

THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON MARCH 

Several activities related to Training at OLADE were carried out in March, which enabled the training and development of skills of both civil servants and the general public on important energy issues.

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON INTERINSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN OLADE AND IICA

A Framework Agreement was entered into between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and OLADE this April 2017. The aim is to establish bilateral joint cooperation actions in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Agreement.

 

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COURSES UNDER IMPLEMENTATION

Executive Development Program on Energy and Climate Change Virtual Modules dates: March 28 to May 23, 2017 // Face to face Workshop Date: May 29 to June 2, 2017  Semi face to face modality

 

COURSES SOON TO BE LAUNCHED

 

Feasibility Analysis of renewable energy projects in  Spanish. Dates: May 3 to 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 am Quito Time

Low budget strategies and technological alternatives for efficient energy use May 3 to 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Quito time (For further information contact cap@olade.org)

 

NOTE: To view the courses please create your CAPEV account= user & password

Accede a la grabación de los Webinars realizados de Enero a Marzo.

7 / Marzo Cooperación técnica con socios regionales para la transferencia de tecnología que fortalezca los servicios de gestión eficiente de materiales y energía para el sector industrial en Latino América

Próximos Webinars:

Ciclo de Webinars - Red de Energias Renovables: "Líderes Latinoamericanos en energías renovables"

• Caso Uruguay: Martes 18 de Abril, 10 am Hora Ecuador (GTM-5). Expositor: Ing. Wilson Sierra, Gerente del Área de Energías Renovables del Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería de Uruguay.

Link de registro:   https://goo.gl/forms/oLAMkl9VFXNoC15B3

• Caso México: Jueves 27 de Abril, 10 am Hora Ecuador (GTM-5).  Expositor:  Ing. Luis Alfonso Muñozcano Álvarez. Director General Adjunto de Energías Renovables, SENER.

Link de registro:  https://goo.gl/forms/n0qDYNHervcRRHzw2

WITH NEW DISCOVERIES, PEMEX ADDED RESERVES FOR 684 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL IN 2016

Petróleos Mexicanos submitted to the National Hydrocarbons Commission the reserve values ​​of the fields that were assigned to it in Round Zero.   In this way, it was achieved compliance with the regulation established by the Energy Reform as well as the rules of external entities such as the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States (SEC).

CHILE'S FIRST GEOTHERMAL PLANT IN SOUTH AMERICA 

Last Friday in March, it started the electricity generation and connection test to the Norte Grande Interconnected System (SING). This is the first unit of the of Cerro Pabellón  Geothermal plant, which is the first geothermal power generation project on a commercial scale in South America and the highest in world, installed at 4,500 meters above sea level.  

PERUVIAN MINISTER OF ENERGY: "PERU-CHILE ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTION WILL BE A REALITY."    

The Minister of Energy and Mines of Peru, Gonzalo Tamayo, told Revista ELECTRICIDAD that "during the quinquennium of President Kuczynski, the Peru-Chile electricity interconnection will be a reality", stressing that this initiative will generate resources for exports and imports for both countries. 

 

COSTA RICA EXCEEDS 99% OF THE RENEWABLE GENERATION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 

 

According to data from the National Energy Control Center (CENCE), Costa Rica produced 99.06% of its electricity with five renewable sources between January 1 and March 31, 2017. 

At the sub-regional level, Brazil is the country with the highest electricity generation with 581 TWh in 2015, of which 64% corresponds to hydraulic generation. The generation with renewable sources reached the 76% of participation in the electrical matrix.  Wind generation reached 21,626 GWh, an increase of 77.1% in relation to the previous year, surpassing the generation with nuclear energy.

Mexico, during the period 2010-2015 increased electricity generation by 13%, registering a greater participation of renewable energies, which is a governmental priority that is reflected in the "Special Program for the Use of Renewable Energies 2014-2018 ", which states that in 2018 the generation with these sources will reach 25% of the total generation.

In the case of Central America, Panama is the country with the highest growth during the analysis period with 39%. By 2015, 61% was hydraulic source, 35% thermal source and 4% wind and solar sources.

In the Southern Cone, 287 TWh were generated in 2015.  Uruguay is the country that during the last decade has increased by approximately 2.5 times the total generation compared to 2006; It should be noted that about a quarter of the total consumed in Uruguay is of wind power.

In the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, hydropower, natural gas and petroleum products are the most used energy sources for electricity generation, a tendency that has been maintained during the period analyzed.

 

 

 

 

Installed capacity of electricity by subregions and countries

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the predominant installed capacity is thermal energy, mainly obtained from hydrocarbons and by-products, followed by hydropower which in 2015 reached 47% of the total installed capacity of the region; The installed geothermal capacity reached 1,483 MW, which is mainly concentrated in: Mexico with 59%, Costa Rica 15%, El Salvador 14%, Nicaragua 10% and Guatemala with 2%.

The wind resource has a high potential in LAC, with Brazil as   the leading country with the largest installed capacity in the region and which in 2015 experienced an increase of 2,745 MW reaching 7,633 MW by the end of that year.

At the nuclear level, Brazil is the country with the highest installed capacity followed by Argentina and Mexico.   In the case of solar energy, it is a technology that has a smaller share relative to other sources; however, the trend is

Nota: Favor tomar en cuenta que en la tabla remitida el valor de 173803,57 corresponde a Térmica.

Source: OLADE -Economic Energetic System of Information

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Global oil discoveries and new projects fell to historic lows in 2016

 

Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the lowest level in more than 70 years, according to the International Energy Agency, which warned that both trends could continue this year.

New technologies in power grids will create $ 2.2 trillion over the next 10 years 

Application of new 'grid edge' technology in OECD countries will provide $ 2.4 trillion (2.2 trillion Euros) worth of value creation for society and the electricity sector over the next 10 years

 

 

 

World Electricity Generation 2015

 

 

Worldwide, electricity generation in 2015 reached 24,064 TWh, increasing by 0.78% compared to 2014. The Generation with renewables registered the highest production with these sources in relation to previous years, approximately 25% of the total generation, as well as the entry of 147 GW of installed capacity. It should be noted that these sources are increasingly boosted in the electricity sector mainly because there is an increase in the 

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