Variable Renewable Energies and Their Contribution to Energy Security: Complementarity in Colombia
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This monograph describes the linkages between the concept of capacity in energy markets and the characteristics of Variable Renewable Energies (VRE), hydro, solar, and wind. We live in a carbon-constrained world challenged by climate change. This document provides practical ways for member countries to increase their energy security and to assess the complementarity between variable renewable energies such as wind or solar. The publication assesses the complementarity between variable renewable energies such as wind or solar and one of the most abundant renewable resources in Latin America, hydropower, taking the Colombian electricity system as a case study.