Access to Sustainable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean


Greater access to sustainable and affordable energy in the Latin American and Caribbean region to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty levels.

Beneficiary countries

Olade Member Countries and in particular: Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Suriname.

Multilateral support

Outstanding results

– Energy planning: An Energy Planning Manual and a Practical Guide to Energy Policy were developed. The approach of the prepared methodologies was applied in five countries: Belize, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Honduras.

– Subregional energy integration: Subregional Agendas for Energy Integration were developed, coordinated by the subregional cooperation institutions (SICA, CARICOM and UNASUR) and OLADE. These include an agreed plan of strategies and activities by sub-region.

– Energy Governance: Olade provided technical assistance to some countries that sought to confirm the existence of hydrocarbon resources in their territories (continental and on the high seas), establishing legislation, regulatory frameworks and creating capacities in a potential new industry.

In addition, technical assistance for the supply and improvement of electricity was carried out nationally and internationally. Also for the analysis of experiences and lessons learned in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

-Access to electricity on the grid: Olade coordinated with its Member Countries the preparation of case studies, based on the experience of some LAC countries on access to electricity on the grid.

-Climate change initiatives for the energy sector: The project developed studies to analyze and propose national plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the preparation of proposals for NAMAs and in direct support of the NDC goals of some countries.

– Capacity building in the energy sector: Training courses were held for government officials and other actors in the energy sector. 7 specialized networks were created for discussion and exchange of technical knowledge in the following areas: energy integration, renewable energy, climate change, gender & energy, electricity, hydrocarbons, and energy access.

– Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): It was applied in some companies in the electricity sector in two countries in Central America.

The Energy, Environment and Population sub-project was developed following the Canadian experience to promote the dialogue between the hydrocarbon industry, the governments from the Andean countries and the indigenous peoples. The dialogue helped indigenous peoples to participate actively and be part of some industry activities, receiving training and capacity development within the regulatory framework.

-Rural energy systems in isolated areas: Energy projects were developed to promote productive projects in communities in isolated areas of Bolivia, Guatemala and Guyana, using a methodology developed by Olade. These projects achieved good results in the application of CSR support to the beneficiary rural communities since international distinctions and awards were obtained (Guatemala case).

– Gender and energy equality: A strategy was developed to increase gender equality at two levels: internal at the Oade headquarters and external at the Ministries of Energy and Secretariats of Energy of the Member Countries. In addition, technical assistance was provided to countries on gender mainstreaming in their projects, with 18 countries having some type of gender equality organization with the support of the Organization.

Final products

– Energy Planning Manual:

– Energy Policy: Practical guide

– Analysis of Technologies and Regulations for Efficient Lighting in Public Lighting in municipalities of Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras:

– Design of the Regional Energy Efficiency Fund (FOREECA) for SICA Member Countries:

– Central American Energy Agenda:

– Action Plan for Energy Integration in the Caribbean:

– Rational and sustainable use of firewood in SICA countries:

– EnerLAC Vol II, No. 1:

– EnerLAC Vol II, No. 2:

– Improving access to energy markets phase 1 – Peru:

– Improving access to energy markets phase 1 – Colombia: -OLADE.pdf

– Improving access to energy markets phase 1 – Honduras:

– Improving access to energy markets phase 2 – Guatemala:

-Improving access to energy markets phase 1 – Jamaica:


– Facilitator of Good Offices for Prevention:


– “Energy Governance: Technical Assistance for the

Development of Electricity Policy and Regulation in Bolivia “- Preliminary Report:

– “Determination of Reactive Energy Transport Costs in the National Interconnected System – SIN of Colombia” Final Report – Compilation of Reactive Energy Regulations in Other Countries and Identification of Regulatory Alternatives: -content / uploads / 2015/08 / Recopilaci% C3% B3n-de-la-Normatividad-de-Energ% C3% ADa-Reactiva-en-Otros-Pa% C3% ADses-e-Identificaci% C3% B3n-de -Alternatives-Regu.pdf


– Technical Assistance in strategic planning of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala:

– Market Models, Economic Regulation and Rates of the Electricity Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean Colombia:

– Market Models, Economic Regulation and Rates of the Electricity Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean Peru:

– Market Models, Economic Regulation and Rates of the Electricity Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean Colombia:

– Market Models, Economic Regulation and Rates of the Electricity Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean Peru:

– Regulatory and Tariff Aspects – Dominican Republic Case:

– Comprehensive Planning for Electric Power Supply in Haiti – Regulatory, Institutional & Tariff Report:

– Comparative study of electricity market models, institutional structure, regulation methods and tariff structures: %C3 % A9ctrico-methods-of-regulation% C3% B3n-and-rate-structure-6-countries.pdf

– Diagnosis of the Generation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia:

– Diagnosis of Generation in Latin America & the Caribbean: Jamaica:

– Comprehensive Planning for Electric Power Supply in Haiti – Expansion of the Supply for Electricity Generation: of-Electricity-generation-report-20140804.pdf


Report 1:

Report 2:

Report 3:


– Study on the Identification of Potential Project Portfolios Associated to Programmatic CDM and NAMAs in Jamaica: and-NAMA-Study.pdf

– Jamaica Renewable Energy NAMA MRV Plan:

– “Facilitation of Non-Renewable Biomass Factor Determination (fBNR)”, for the NAMA of Efficient Stoves in Honduras: fBNR-Honduras.pdf

– Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Residential Energy Efficient Lighting in Grenada:


– Formulation of a Proposal for a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for Non-Interconnected Zones (ZNI) of Colombia: NAMA-ER-Colombia.pdf

Study to determine the potential for electricity generation from the biogas produced in Cuban pig units: -determine-the-generation-potential % C3% B3n-de-energ% C3% ADa-el% C3% A9ctrica-a-desde-del-biog% C3% A1s-en-Cuba.pdf

– Lessons Learned in the Development of NAMAs in Latin America: AUGUST-2015.pdf

– PoA E-learning course

– NAMAs E-learning Course – Spanish

– Policy Recommendations for the Energy Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean in support of the implementation of the NDCs:

– Mechanism to provide Technical Assistance to Member Countries on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Energy Sector: C3% 93N-UNIFIED-FINAL.pdf

– Mechanism to provide technical assistance to member countries:

– MRV system proposal for energy audits of public sector buildings in Peru phase 1 and 2:

– MRV system proposal for energy audits of public sector buildings in Guyana:

– Electric Vehicles in Guatemala – Impact Analysis and Implementation Proposal:

– Adaptation to climate change in the Nicaraguan hydroelectric sector: %C3%B3n-Hidroel%C3%A9ctricas-Nicaragua-OLADE-UNEP -DTU.pdf

– Adaptation to climate change in Colombia’s oil and gas industry: %C3%B3n-Hidrocarburos-Colombia-OLADE-UNEP-DTU. pdf

– Proposal for an Institutional Framework for Energy Efficiency and Roadmap for the Development of Energy Efficiency in the Tourism Sector in the Dominican Republic:

– CAPEV – training courses and executive development programs:

– State of the Art of CSR and its Applicability to the Renewable Energy and Electricity Sector of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua: .pdf

– Corporate Social Responsibility Checklist: Tool for Identifying the Sustainability Risks of Projects in the Hydroelectric Industry: pdf

– Application of the Check List RSC Verification Tool – Main Reflections and Learning:

– White Book – Tripartite Dialogues:

– Free and Informed Prior Consultation – Challenges for its application in the hydrocarbon sector:

– Environment and Population Energy Program (EEP):

– Case study on a developed or developing experience regarding Free, Prior and Informed Consultation in Peru:

– Case Study Prior and informed consultation with Indigenous Communities in Colombia:

– Application of CSR in Rural Energy Systems – Isolated Areas of Bolivia:

Phase 1 report:

Report 1 phase 2:

Report 2 phase 2:

Report 3 phase 2:


– Application of CSR in Rural Energy Systems – Isolated Areas of Bolivia:

Phase 1 report:

Report 1 phase 2:

Report 2 phase 2:


– Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Rural Energy Systems in Isolated Areas in Guyana:

Report 1 – phase 1:

Report 2 – phase 1:

Report 3 – phase 1:

Report 1 – phase 2:

Report 2 – phase 2:

Report 3 – phase 2:


– Gender Equality Strategy of the Permanent Secretariat of OLADE:

– Gender Equality Strategy Report – OLADE Permanent Secretariat:

– Guide on Gender and Energy for Trainers and Managers of Public Policies and Projects:

– Memories of the Subregional Workshop on Gender Equality Central America 2013:

– Memoires of Gender and Energy Workshop – Dominican Republic:

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