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Communities with Renewable Energy - Report of feasibility studies on renewable electricity generation technologies

An important focus of REGSA is conducting feasibility studies for infrastructure projects that increase the use of clean energy technologies. Recently, three communities, one in each of the consortium’s Latin American member countries, were the subjects of such studies. It is these studies which led to the preparation of this report.

The concept behind the pilot project entitled "Communities with Renewable Energies" was to facilitate regional dialogue and staff qualification, so that subsequently, the experience gained can be used as best practice models for other regions of South America. It is therefore important to emphasise that the feasibility studies whose results are presented here are not isolated cases, disconnected from the broader contexts of their countries and from the general context of South America. Rather, the design of these microprojects started from a macroanalysis of the energy situation in the countries involved. The projects were then adapted to this analysis in order to introduce sustainable practices according to what is feasible.

The reports of this study are now online in three languages:

WP4: Communities with Renewable Energy - Report of feasibility studies on renewable electricity generation technologies

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WP4: Comunidades con energías renovables - Informe de estudios de viabilidad sobre tecnologías de generación de electricidad renovable

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WP4: Comunidades com Energias Renováveis - Relatório de estudos de viabilidade em tecnologias de geração de eletricidade renovável

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Comparative Analysis of the Energy Balances and Forecasts for Bolivia, Chile and Brazil

The analysis of energy systems shows several similarities in the production and consumption of energy in Bolivia, Chile and Brazil.

I.e. the analysis of primary energy shows that Bolivia has a high capacity for production, especially of natural gas, that exceeds its consumption and is destined mainly for exportation. Chile showed energy consumption higher than that of Bolivia, but its production of primary energy is very limited, which forces the country to import high volumes of energy (more than 50% of its energy consumption is imported).Brazil produces a significant amount of primary energy that nevertheless does not completely satisfy demand and therefore requires the country to import fuels. An interesting aspect of primary production in Brazil is that it is highly diversified in terms of renewable and non-renewable sources.

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International seminar: Development Co-operation, Higher Education & Climate ChangeTechnology Transfer

04 Nov 2013, Chamber of Commerce (Room: Merkurzimmer), Hamburg, Germany

The final international seminar to be held in the frame of the the EU project CELA takes place in Hamburg on 4 November 2013. Besides key note lectures from the EU commission, the UNESCO and the EU Latin America Caribbean Foundation, the CELA project partners will present the results and outputs of the climate technology transfer project, for example the successful quadruple helix approach which fostered the cooperation between universities, businesses, government and civil society. Moreover, the Latin American project partners showcase their pilot projects, e.g. IT-based rainwatermanagement in the Peruvian Amazon region, early warning systems for local communities in Guatemala, sustainable agroforestry in Bolivia and innovative water monitoring  in Nicaragua.

Read more: International seminar: Development Co-operation, Higher Education & Climate ChangeTechnology Transfer

   

REGSA International Conference 2014: deadline for submission of abstracts extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the REGSA International Conference 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development is now extendend to 14 October 2013.

   

New REGSA newsletter No. 5 available

REGSA newsletter 05 is now available at:

http://regsa-project.eu/

   

1st ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS for the REGSA International Conference 2014

Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 6 to 8 May 2014

The aims of the REGSA International Conference 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development are:

  1. To give universities around the world the opportunity to present their work (curriculum innovation, research, activities, practical projects) on sustainable development, energy efficiency and renewable energy
  2. To promote the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired during the execution of projects from successful initiatives and good practices in renewable energy generation and use, especially in rural areas
  3. To discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the issue of sustainable and renewable energy in communities and rural areas, support projects and implement plans of action on renewable energy
  4. To highlight the importance of innovation in the generation of technologies and in the promotion of sustainable development

More information and registration: http://regsa-project.eu

   

BOLIVIA: EU funded project aims to increase renewable energy in South America

26 April 2013, Bolivia

Environment and energy specialists met in Bolivia on Friday (April 26) to discuss the project REGSA (Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America) which aims to increase renewable energy and electrical power generation in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile, three countries in different stages of development.

Designed to be applied elsewhere, this project - which is funded by the European Union in collaboration with universities in Germany, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile - will be discussed during a three-day seminar.

Read more: BOLIVIA: EU funded project aims to increase renewable energy in South America

   

Summary: REGSA - Renewable Electricity Generation in South America

South America is experiencing a process of economic and demographic expansion. In recent years its countries have experienced steady economic growth, imposing a strong challenge on their energy sectors that have had to meet rapidly increasing demand. To date, the demand for electricity generation has mainly been satisfied by conventional hydropower and fossil fuel sources. In Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Peru and Uruguay most electricity generation comes from conventional hydro, whereas Chile, Argentina and Bolivia rely on an electricity mix that is mostly based on natural gas.

Read more: Summary: REGSA - Renewable Electricity Generation in South America

   

Video: REGSA - Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America

   

New REGSA newsletter No. 4 available

REGSA newsletter 04 is now available at:

http://regsa-project.eu/

   

Agreement - Pilot Module

Agreement - Pilot Module05 December 2012

The Basic School Roberto Schütz, Taquaras located in the municipality of Rancho Queimado, from next year will have most of their classrooms and the library supplied with renewable energy. Furthermore, gain improvements to increase energy efficiency, comfort and quality of life of their students. A technical cooperation agreement to this effect was signed on the morning of Wednesday (5/12) by the Municipality of Rancho Queimado, the Secretary of Regional Development from the State government of Santa Catarina.

Read more: Agreement - Pilot Module

   

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