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European Union – EuropeAid Development and Cooperation

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

Project Summary

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Project Summary

REGSA aims at contributing to the increase of the use of electrical energy obtained by means of renewable energy generation in South America as a way to improve the environmental conditions, enhance the energy security and alleviate the poverty of the project areas. Furthermore, it directly supports sustainable energy options in the partner countries. To achieve this goal it is planned to establish new electricity grids which integrate the use of renewable energy as a source of electrical energy. These grids are to be developed especially in rural areas. In addition, extensive baseline studies as well as scenario building with regards to renewable electricity generation including political, technological and socioeconomic aspects will be carried out. Different awareness raising activities and practical support will be given to increase planning and design of policy frameworks. Furthermore, feasibility studies of infrastructure projects are planned to eventually lead to an increased use of clean energy technologies. Finally, REGSA will give direct support via feasibility study to 3 pilot communities by means of the Pilot Action: Renewable Electricity Communities. This will facilitate regional dialogue and capacity building which can subsequently be used as best practice model for other regions in South America.


Project Introduction

Strategic Objectives
The specific objectives established to develop the goal of the REGSA project are:

  • To identify and disseminate the technical and socio-economic potential of renewable energy power generation in the target countries.
  • To raise the awareness and support the regional dialogue of region public and private key actors and decision-makers about renewable electricity generation in the target countries.
  • To support selected pilot communities in the development a implementation of viable renewable electricity generation projects.
  • To contribute to the polycentric integration of Brazil, Chile and Bolivia as South American countries, by developing experiences which may be replicable elsewhere in the region.
Target groups and financial beneficiaries

The project REGSA develops a multi-stakeholder approach in which not only the key stakeholders for electricity generation and local authorities, ministries and energy providers but also all the other relevant sectors of the society are considered. That is, industry, NGOs, entrepreneurs, farmers and citizens, which play a role and/or are affected in the context of the electrical energy generation by means of renewable energy.

Target groups:

  • Energy providers in partner countries
  • Local authorities
  • Companies, entrepreneurs, farmers working or planning to work in the Renewable Energy sector (e.g. construction, maintenance, planning or RE plants, suppliers of biogas/fuels)
  • General public, incl. NGOs (consumers, employees).

Timeframe
REGSA will be developed in 48 months (October 2010 – October 2014). During this time, 5 workpackages will be carried out to reach the expected results. To provide a sound basis for the selection and support of the Pilot Action Renewable Electricity Generation Communities, baseline study and scenario planning will be undertaken during the first 12 month and will serve. These actions will be accompanied by accompanying awareness raising and dissemination activities, which will be carried out in each of the partner country, following a joint methodology to support synergies, comparativeness and mutual dialogue and exchange of experience.

 

Outputs and expected results of REGSA
REGSA foresees to enhance the understanding, awareness and sustainability of the electrical energy generation by means of renewable energies amongst the target regions.

The expected outputs are as it follows:

  • Identification and dissemination of the technical and socio-economic potential of the electrical power generation by means of renewable energy in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
  • Raise awareness about renewable electricity generation and support the regional dialogue of regional public and private key actors and decision-makers in this field in the target countries.
  • Selection of pilot regions and support in the development and implementation of viable renewable electricity generation projects.
  • Mapping of the best- Practices form South America and EU, which will enhance the development of regional and local initiatives to ultimately contribute to a better deployment of renewable energy technologies for generate electricity.
  • Support the identification of viable infrastructure projects in the field of renewable electricity by means of the pilot-action module “Renewable Electrical Energy Communities”.