The Digital Revolution of Hydropower in Latin American Countries

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Author
Arch, Alexander;
Cortijo, Rodrigo;
Romero, Eliana;
Canga, Ebru;
Furrer, Patrick;
Woodhouse, Stephen;
Dulle, Horst;
Koller, Thomas
Date
Oct 2019
EDITOR
Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
This technical note discusses the current state of digitalization in the hydropower industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. The note starts with a description of where is the region in terms of digitalization in general. Then, it explores the relevance of digitalization for the hydropower industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Four case studies are presented, which enable to explore from first-hand experiences how digitalization is being applied in the sector, and to identify some of the key benefits. This analysis permits also to explore the key barriers for digitalization, and to present some recommendations for its further development on the region.