3 SEPS Projects Featured in New ARE Publication

ARE – The Alliance for Rural Electrification has recently released a new publication featuring three of our SEPS projects. The brochure is entitled “Access to Energy Services through Renewable Sources in Latin America & the Caribbean”.

Statistics indicate that electricity coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean is at present about 97%. However, this still means that some 22 million people – about six million households – lack access to electricity. Overcoming this requires solutions based on an evaluation of a wide range of factors. These factors include appropriate technology, consideration of the environmental and social context, economic viability and cost-benefit analysis, and require the mutual collaboration of both the public and private sectors.

The new report prepared by ARE and commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides valuable reflections and lessons learned on clean energy access projects from the business association perspective. Part of the strategy to attain universal access across the region involves joining forces with other energy access initiatives and networks such as ARE.

The publication features three of WISIONS SEPS Energy Projects:

Improving Cacao Production and Processing While Meeting Cooking Fuel Demand in Ecuador (CRECER) 

Solar Mobility in Andean highlands of Argentina 

Removing Barriers to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Medium-Scale Agricultural Livestock Activities in Mexico

The publication is available for download on ARE’s website.

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