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Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Carribean: Analysis of Case Studies for Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Chile

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Title: Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Carribean: Analysis of Case Studies for Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Chile
Author: Gischler, Christiaan; Janson, Nils
Subject(s): Latin America
Carribean
Jamaica
Barbados
Mexico
Chile
Denmark
renewable
energy
distributed generation
electricity
grid
sustainable
economic growth
competitiveness
Renewable Energy Rider
Standard Offer Contract
price
least cost planning
policy recommendations
cost
security
Abstract: This paper deals with how to promote distributed generation (DG) done with renewable energy (RE) in emerging markets of Latin American & the Carribean (LAC), with the purpose of increasing competitiveness & achieving sustainable economic growth. It also argues that the key rationale for promoting renewable DG in LAC is to reduce the cost of electricity for a country as a whole. The paper examines four case studies (Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, & Chile) to assess what these countries are or are not doing, and why, in promoting renewable DG, and finds that they have some viable options for renewable DG plants on a commercial scale. To conclude, the paper makes five recommendations on how to promote cost-effective distributed RE that can contribute to the competitiveness and growth of emerging markets in LAC.
Date: 2011-10-05
Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank
Citation: Gischler, C., & Janson, N. (2011, October 5). Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Carribean: Analysis of Case Studies for Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Chile.
Description: Re-posted with permission from the publishers as a PDF document as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate energy policy, regulation, dialogue and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20536
Available at: http://www.iadb.org

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