OLADE was created within the context of the international energy crisis of the early seventies, whose scope and impact was analyzed by the Latin America and the Caribbean countries, which lacked energy policies and facing the need to adequately address this crisis began a intense political mobilization process that came to an end on November 2, 1973 with the signing of the Lima Agreement, the constituent instrument of the Organization, ratified by 27 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean:
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela
The Caribbean: Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic and Suriname
Central and Mexico: Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico.
Participating Country: Argelia
While promoting the creation of OLADE, the need for establishing a cooperation mechanism for the countries of the Region arose in order to develop their energy resources and jointly attend issues regarding their efficient and rational use attempting to contribute in the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
VISION: OLADE is the political and technical-support organization by means of which its Member States undertake common efforts to achieve regional and sub-regional energy integration.
MISION: To promote agreements between its Member Countries and carry out actions to satisfy their energy needs by means of the sustainable development obtained from the different sources of energy.
At the Latin American Energy Organization
We Work With Quality
To achieve the satisfaction and recognition of our Member Countries and Participating Country in pursuit of sustainable energy development and energy integration
With motivated and highly trained staff working in teams under schemes of continous improvement and in a good working environment