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Energy Efficiency
Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy
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Renewable Energy
Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives
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Cleaner and More Efficient Use of Fossil Fuels
Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives
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Energy Infrastructure
Fostering a modern, integrated and more resilient energy infrastructure
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Energy Poverty
Promoting sustainable rural and urban development and improving access to modern clean energy services
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Welcome to ECPA

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere recognize that clean energy is fundamental to the Western Hemisphere’s sustainable development and the prosperity of our citizens, and they are committed to expanding cooperation to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change. To strengthen Inter-American collaboration on these issues, the government of the United States invited all countries of the Western Hemisphere to join in an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). ECPA is comprised of initiatives that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy poverty, infrastructure, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, sustainable forests and land use, and climate change adaptation. Read more


Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) operates the ECPA Technical Coordination Unit, established for the purpose of coordinating the Partnership's activities and outreach.

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Energy Integration in Latin America: The Connecting the Americas 2022 Initiative

March 22, 2017

Connecting electricity grids and markets across borders is a long-term process that requires sustained political support at the highest levels.  But it is well worth the effort, because electricity integration benefits all countries and consumers.  Electricity integration drives competition, which can lower electricity prices, mobilize investment, facilitate renewable energy deployment, and encourage an optimal use of energy resources across a region.   Electrical interconnections enable exporters to sell excess power generation capacity, while allowing importing countries to meet domestic electricity needs, buy cheaper power, or avoid shortages.  They improve reliability and give governments options and flexibility in securing their countries’ electricity needs, especially countries that rely heavily on hydropower and are vulnerable to droughts.  Electrical interconnections reduce infrastructure costs by capturing economies of scale and lowering reserve...Read More

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