Clean energy plan

Regulation & Policy    Jun 10, 2021 6:46 PM

The Commerce Chambers of the Caribbean announced a plan to promote clean energies in the region.

The entities, together with the support of Innpulsa, announced a path to make the phases of support and development of the regional potential in the energy generation more dynamic, leveraging the sun, wind and biomass, El Tiempo reported.

“This plan has as its starting point the strengthening of the renewable energy cluster to coordinate the value chain in the region, made up of more than 6,000 companies and 30 educational institutions, among other players,” a representative said.

Another goal is to position the Colombian Caribbean at the forefront of new trends, thinking about expanding and diversifying renewable energies.

“The cluster is intended to promote this development in a balanced way and with regional cohesion; articulate the energy value chain to improve the visibility, positioning and competitiveness of local companies; and support the industry in its advance towards more knowledge-intensive business segments and with greater technological content,” the document said.

The entities seek to attract foreign investment in the production of advanced goods and equipment for these type of generation, promote energy efficiency at industrial and residential level, and make the Caribbean region the center of hydrogen energy use.

“These proposals emerged from a strategic diagnosis of the energy value chain in the region, developed in conjunction with the innovation consulting firm Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI),” the document said.

Bottom-Line: The Colombian Caribbean has great potential for renewable energy generation and local authorities are doing everything necessary to leverage this situation.

They have managed to attract the investors’ interest, positioning the Caribbean as an example for other regions of the country.

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