Energy Organization Secretary info
From 26 to 27 November in Managua, Nicaragua, the five Regional Energy Integration Forum (FIER), as part of earlier efforts at the 41st Meeting of Ministers of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE).
At the close of business, which included members and delegations from the public, private and international cooperation of 26 countries that make up OLADE, the organization’s executive secretary, Carlos Flores, noted that regional integration is not that is achieved with a formula, but there “to make it day by day.”
Flores presented the results of this international forum, highlighting that “integration in the region is feasible” and that technological and economic complementarily, solidarity and mutual aid “are vital to its consolidation.”
OLADE executive secretary also demonstrated the need to implement strategies in which “win all” and pointing to an energy matrix based on renewable sources (hydropower, biomass, geothermal, wind, natural gas).
The conclusions stressed the need to “advance the methods of contact with communities, highlighting the importance of the lessons learned in sustainable development projects, and assess the successful experiences in the field of electrical integration in the region (Mexico and Electrical Interconnection Central America and Mexico-Guatemala Electrical interconnection) “, while aiming to reduce the asymmetries between the countries of the region.
However, at no time mentioned the importance of communities, where emerging renewable projects (particularly hydropower), are part of this effort, as beneficiaries and fundamental part of any deal, negotiation, award, law or decree.