The pandemic has shown several of the strengths of the electricity sector, but also its vulnerabilities. On the one hand, in most of the countries of the region, the provision of electricity services was reliably maintained, even in a never-before-seen scenario of historical decreases. The pandemic showed the value of digital solutions for the internal work of companies, but also the relationship with customers. It also showed large gaps in this progress between different companies in the region.
In this context, investment needs in the short term will have to be reviewed, but even smaller investments will have to be made, and perhaps in more cases with greater participation from the private sector given the fiscal constraints faced by the governments of the region.
In this way, the IDB and OLADE jointly organize a series of webinars to address the future of the sector and its importance in the economic reactivation. We will be discussing these challenges with the private sector, regulators and policy makers in the region.
Simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish