Renewable Energy Congress focuses on distributed energy

Regulation & Policy    Aug 20, 2021 1:54 PM

SER Colombia, WEC and FISE organized a renewable energy congress in Barranquilla.

One of the main conclusions of the event was that distributed generation will be the engine of renewable energies, La Republica reported.

This is due to the fact that currently more than 1,500 solar projects are under development nationwide in different sectors and industries.

Experts agreed that decarbonization and its investment, the user market and the massification of distributed resources are challenges for the sector.

Mayor of Barranquilla Jaime Pumarejo said that the mayor’s office will make an investment of CoP$135B for the implementation of clean energy sources in the city.

“Barranquilla has taken a big step to become a sustainable city that cares for the environment, recognizing the need to reduce its carbon footprint. We will make a great contribution to the planet, becoming a company of wind and sunlight,” Pumarejo highlighted.

The congress had the participation of 14 guest countries, including Belgium, US, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Holland, Panama, Spain and Colombia.

FISE’s Ana Cristina Rendón said that 300 meetings were held in the first international Renewable Energy roundtable with the participation of these 14 countries.

“New contacts, business and potential clients that will contribute to the consolidation of the renewables,” Rendon said.

SER Colombia’s Germán Corredor said that this Congress opened the possibility for this sector to contribute to long-term sustainable development.

Bottom-Line: Barranquilla has done an excellent job of attracting the investors’ interest in the energy sector.

The city is on the right track to be the energy center of the country.

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