Sep 2020
Author(s): De Meio Reggiani, Martín C.; Blanco Vecchi, Sabina; Pastor, Cinthya; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Chueca, J. Enrique; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
The adoption of energy technologies like solar panels, LED bulbs, hybrid and electric vehicles; and energy-related mobile apps will transform an entire energy sector and give energy consumers a more…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Okumura, Masato; Stampini, Marco; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Castillo, Ana; Vivanco, Fermín; Sánchez, Mario; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Castillo Martínez, Paula
The silver economy is the subset of the global economy associated with the demographic shift bought about by population aging. It focuses on the needs and demands of older people. Aging is often seen…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Correia, Tiago de Barros; Tolmasquim, Mauricio; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
Auctions to procure long-term contracts with Independent Power Producers are the most common instrument to scale-up the private investment and the deployment of renewable energy sources capacity in…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Truog, Susan; Lawrence, Emily; Defawe, Olivier; Ramirez Rufino, Smeldy; Perez Richiez, Orlando
Autonomous unmanned vehicles (UAS) or Drones, similar to many other interventions such as the internet, GPS and nuclear energy, derived from applications designed for military purposes.
In the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Milano, Flavia; Pallares, Ulises
This publication provides precise guidance on how to conduct public consultations with stakeholders. It also brings together more than 300 regulatory frameworks in Latin America and the Caribbean to…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Rosemberg, Cristina; Potau, Xavier; Leistner, Samuel; Dijkstal, Felix; Vinnik, Aaron; Tiriduzzi, Costanza; Dave, Anoushka; Blind, Knut
Regulation can pose a barrier to innovation when it is unnecessarily burdensome or slow to adapt, but it can also act as a driver of innovation by providing support and ground rules for competition…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew; Serebrisky, Tomás
To close its infrastructure gap, Latin America and the Caribbean needs more than investment in new structures. It needs to become more efficient at investing in infrastructure and regulating a new…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew; Serebrisky, Tomás
To close its infrastructure gap, Latin America and the Caribbean needs more than investment in new structures. It needs to become more efficient at investing in infrastructure and regulating a new…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Saget, Catherine; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Luu, Trang
The signatories of the Paris Agreement have agreed to pursue efforts to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C. At the same time, governments are now focused on economic and social recovery with…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Urbiztondo, Santiago; Navajas, Fernando; Barril, Diego
This paper presents an analysis of the main challenges faced by Argentina, regarding both institutional and tariff taxes subsidies accommodations, to properly handle the new opportunities behind…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Calderón, Claudia; Fernández Gómez Platero, Angélica; Wanner, Z’leste
The Landscape Report is a survey of the digital conversation on a given topic, in this case, infrastructure as it pertains to the sectors of Transportation, Energy and Water, and Sanitation. Using…
May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Macedo, Demian; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
May 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
This paper estimates the impact of solar and wind power intermittency on wholesale prices, arbitrage opportunities and the profitability of storage. First, I use the short term randomness of wind and…
May 2020
Author(s): Puig Gabarró, Pau
This document discusses ways in which sharing passive and active infrastructure within and/or across sectors can enhance quality and price-based digital services competition. Passive infrastructure…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Davis, Lucas; Martinez, Sebastian; Taboada, Bibiana
These data were collected for the evaluation of a field trial in Mexico in which a quasi-random sample of new homes was provided with insulation and other energy efficiency upgrades. The field trial…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sets global standards for sustainability reporting, relying on best practices for reporting on a range of economic, environmental, and social impacts. This is…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Masson, Malaika; Ehrhardt, David; Lizzio, Veronica
This paper uses detailed datasets and modelling of 13 countries to develop sustainable energy pathways for the Caribbean. These pathways can deliver US$16 billion in net benefits over 20 years,…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Johnston, Sweyn; McGlynn, John; Prado, Veronica R.
This publication analyses the operating principles and development status of selected Marine Renewable Energy technologies and assess the future potential for deployment in Barbados. Marine Renewable…
Feb 2020
Author(s): McRae, Shaun D.; Wolak, Frank A.
Electricity tariff reforms will be an essential part of the clean energy transition. Existing tariffs rely on average cost pricing and often set a price per unit that exceeds marginal cost. The…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
The new surge in electric vehicle (EV) charging in Texas can be served efficiently during the early morning hours with large wind generation, low electricity demand, low prices, and low environmental…