Latin America and the Caribbean continues steadily on its path towards the deployment of renewable energies and, in general, towards low-carbon economies.
Major technological innovations are on the horizon, both from the demand side of energy as well as from the supply side, for example: the development and use of new energy sources: green H2, synthetic fuels, storage technologies, and, in a pronounced way, the irruption of artificial intelligence in the transversality of the energy chain.
The VIII edition of the Energy Week will be a space for the exchange of experiences and knowledge, as well as a suitable setting for high-level meetings between decision-makers and public policy-makers, the private sector, academia and all the stakeholders of the regional and global energy sector.
The VIII Energy Week will be held from November 6 to 10, 2023 in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. It is organized by the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It will be held jointly with the IRENA’s I Investment Forum.
What does this event seek to achieve?
Creating spaces for the exchange of experiences and knowledge in the energy sector in the region, bringing together governments, companies, academia and international agencies to promote opportunities focused on innovation, fair and inclusive energy transitions, with gender equity as a cross-cutting theme.
The VII Energy Week will be attended by representatives of the governments of the 27 Olade Member Countries, as well as by representatives of the regional and global energy sector.
Delegations members countries of Olade
The most recent virtual editions (2020 and 2021) had a great impact on the energy community. There were 2,121 registered participants, 580 attendees connected per session through different platforms, with a total of 5,167 attendees, and the participation of 88 organizations.
In 2022, the VII edition was held in person in Panama City, with 20 thematic roundtables, 4 plenary sessions and more than 120 top-level speakers.
The VIII Energy Week will focus on the following key areas:
- Innovation in the energy sector
o Next generation fuels
o Green hydrogen
o Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector
o Storage technologies
- Gender Equity in the energy sector
- Regulation and policy in the design of future energy markets
- Fair and equitable energy transitions
- Natural Gas as transition fuel
In addition, the following will take place:
* Inter-agency dialogue
* LIX Council of Experts
* LIII Meeting of Ministers with the Ministerial Political Dialogue.