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European Union – EuropeAid Development and Cooperation

This project is funded
by the European Union –
EuropeAid Development
and Cooperation.

Comparative Analysis of Institutional and Technical Conditions Relevant for the Integration of Renewable Energy in South America

Latin America traditionally has been seen as an undistinguishable region with common characteristics in terms of political economy, natural resource, and institutional conditions.

This approach has favored the implementation of theoretical models of public policy with questionable results in terms of effectiveness and efficiency because of the lack of recognition of the significant differences across the region in institutional, economic and technical issues. This book seeks to make a contribution to building better policies for promoting renewable energy in electricity generation based on a detailed, country-specific analysis of the operation of markets, institutional capacity and specific NCRE potential for the region which includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Our aim was to describe public policy design and implementation, which needs to take into consideration the socioeconomic and technological characteristics that potentially could affect policy performance. Additionally, we have tried to identify gaps and challenges countries are facing to introduce better policies for promoting non-conventional renewable energies that might enrich the discussion across the region.

The REGSA "Comparative Analysis of Institutional and Technical Conditions Relevant for the Integration of Renewable Energy in South America" is now available online:

WP2: Comparative Analysis of Institutional and Technical Conditions Relevant for the Integration of Renewable Energy in South America

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