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Quality Infrastructure for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean, interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy (R3E) is constantly growing. The effective implementation of the national development plans and energy policies requires the institutions of a national quality infrastructure (QI) to be functioning efficiently and to offer metrology, testing, standardization, accreditation and certification capabilities. Measuring energy quantities reliably, testing and certifying power production facilities and accrediting testing laboratories for the determination of the energy consumption of electrical appliances are only a few examples of the required services. Establishing these technical requirements and harmonising criteria and their application have a positive influence on the national and regional trade with energy and with energy-efficient electrical appliances, since they contribute to increasing market transparency, the quality of the traded products and to reducing export costs.

 

Data

The volume of the project amounts to 3 million EUR (2016-2020). The target group of the project are the consumers of electrical energy and the users of equipment producing electricity from renewable energy sources – especially private households and SMEs. The intermediaries are the regional and national QI institutions, as well as the regulatory authorities and the electric utilities. Modes of delivery for the support measures are the provision of short term experts for subject-related, organizational and process consultation measures, e.g., to support harmonization processes as well as training measures, seminars and exchange of experience for employees of regional and national QI institutions in the fields of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

 

Background

The development of national accreditation bodies, metrology and standardization institutes in Latin America and the Caribbean is supported by Pan-American umbrella organizations to which they are affiliated: the Sistema Interamericana de Metrología (SIM), the Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas (COPANT) and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). The regional project aims to strengthen the capabilities of these regional QI organizations and of their national members in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and to promote mutual coordination. The focus of the first phase lies on the following topics, identified as priorities by the partners and experts during the preparation phase:

 

  • Quality assurance for solar thermal equipment for water heating
  • Smart and traditional metering for national electricity grids
  • Reliable determination and documentation (e.g. labeling) of the energy efficiency of household appliances.

 

Partners

SIM, COPANT and IAAC serve as the project partners, implementing activities in cooperation with PTB. The leading political partner is the Organization of American States (OAS). The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) are involved as strategic partners and consultants with regard to energy policy issues.

Awareness & Cooperation

Title Date Place Organizers
Workshop on the new version of ISO/IEC 17011 10.–11.03.2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina PTB
Workshop on the new version of ISO/IEC 17025 26.–28.02.2018 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala PTB
Support program for COPANT members NSBs - complementary element: Regional Event IEC - ACAS - COPANT 14.–15.11.2017 Lima, Peru INACAL, COPANT
Workshop Legal Metrology 04.10.2017 will be announced SIM
Training Course on ISO/ IEC 17011 26.–29.09.2017 Los Angeles, USA IAAC
Interpretation of the ISO/IEC 17021-1:20151 and IAF MD applicable focused on the implementation of an accreditation programme for Energy Management System, ISO 50001 09.–11.05.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina IAAC, OAA
Workshop “Interpretation of the ISO/IEC 17021-1:20151 and IAF MD applicable focused on the implementation of an accreditation programme for Energy Management System, ISO 50001” 09.–11.05.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina IAAC, OAA
Workshop “Interpretation of the ISO/IEC 17021-1:20151 and IAF MD applicable focused on the implementation of an accreditation programme for Energy Management System, ISO 50001” 09.–11.05.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina IAAC, PTB, NAB
Support program for COPANT member NSBs – complementary element: "Regional event on participation and harmonizing positions in ISO/CASCO 25.–27.04.2017 Vancouver, Canada COPANT, PTB
Implementing ISO IEC 17043 and ISO 13528: Challenges for Quality Infrastructure Organizations in Latin America & the Caribbean 20.–23.03.2017 Panama City, Panama SIM, IAAC, NMIJ, NMIA, NMIM, PTB
Support program for COPANT member NSBs – complementary element: Regional Event IEC ACAS COPANT 23.11.2016–25.11.2017 San José, Costa Rica PTB, COPANT
Workshop for training IAAC Peer Evaluators 27.09.–29.07.2016 Santiago de Chile, Chile IAAC, PTB

Grids

Title Date Place Organizers
Transmission and distribution agencies, grids, operators, SIM and NMIs 26.–28.07.2017 Mexico City SIM, CENAM
Dialogue: Transmission & Distribution Agencies, Grids Operators and SIM NMIs 26.–28.07.2017 Mexico City SIM, CENAM, PTB
Participation in training on “On-Site Calibration of Voltage Measurement Transformers and current Measurement Transformers” 17.–19.07.2017 Ottawa, Canada SIM, NRC
Training on “On-Site Calibration Of Voltage Measurement Transformers And Current Measurement Transformers” 17.–19.07.2016 Ottawa, Canada SIM, PTB

Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energies

Project Management

General

LOS PAÍSES ANDINOS

Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in

Latin America and the Caribbean

Quality Infrastructure for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

SUBREGIÓN: Andina

Objetivo

El objetivo del componente subregional para los países andinos emergió en el marco del proyecto regional y es el siguiente:

“Las capacidades de las instituciones regionales de la Infraestructura de Calidad y sus miembros nacionales para ofrecer servicios para la eficiencia energética y energías renovables son fortalecidas y contribuyen a la implementación de políticas y programas nacionales y regionales de energía”

Las energías renovables consideradas en el proyecto son la termosolar (calentadores solares de agua) y la fotovoltaica; sobre eficiencia energética se contemplan refrigeradores y LEDs.

Socios Estratégicos y participantes

El proyecto es respaldado por la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) como socio político y las organizaciones cooperantes en las áreas de Metrología, Normalización y Acreditación son el SIM, la COPANT y el IAAC respectivamente. Asesoría en cuestión de política energética es recibida por parte de la Agencia de Energía Renovable (IRENA) y la Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE). El proyecto es financiado por el Ministerio Federal para  la Cooperación Económica y Desarrollo de Alemania (BMZ) e implementado por el Instituto de Metrología de Alemania (PTB)

La planificación y estrategia del proyecto para esta subregión es realizada por el Comité de Gestión  integrado por representantes de la IC de cada país y del sector Energía (ver Miembros)

Los países participantes son:

  • Colombia
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Perú

Componentes temáticos

Los Componentes y temas priorizados para cada uno de ellos en la subregión Andina se muestran en la tabla siguiente.

Componente

Temas priorizado

1. Sensibilización y cooperación

  • Acercamiento a y sensibilización de los stakeholders
  • Intercambiar experiencias en el desarrollo e implementación de la Evaluación de la Conformidad
  • Política de promoción de normas técnicas y reglamentos técnicos

2. Redes inteligentes

  • Calibración / Verificación de medidores
  • Crear Normas Técnicas y Reglamentos Técnicos para redes (incluyendo microredes)
  • Medición de calidad de energía

3. Eficiencia Energética

  • Normas Técnicas y Reglamentos Técnicos para programas de etiquetado
  • Fortalecer la Evaluación de la Conformidad
  • Fortalecer la Vigilancia de Mercado

4. Energías Renovables

  • Línea base IC para Energía Fotovoltaica y Termosolar
  • Trazabilidad metrológica para Energía Fotovoltaica y Termosolar
  • Esquemas de Evaluación de la Conformidad para Energía Fotovoltáica y Termosolar
  • Desarrollo de la Normalización y Reglamentación Técnica para Energía Fotovoltáica y Termosolar

 

Más información

Para más información por favor contacte a los Coordinadores del Proyecto:

Conciencia y Sensibilización

Redes

Eficiencia Energética

Energías Renovables

Gestión de Proyectos

General

Conciencia y Sensibilización

Redes

Eficiencia Energética

Energías Renovables

Gestión de Proyectos

Title Date Place Organizers
Curso de Medición de Cantidad de Gas Natural 06.–10.06.2016 Querétaro, México PTB
Pre-auditoria ISO 17025 del Laboratorio de Flujo del IBMETRO 14.–18.03.2016 La Paz, Bolivia IBMETRO, INTI, PTB
Curso de Medición de Cantidad de Gas Natural 15.–19.02.2016 Braunschweig, Germany PTB
Training in Temperatur at TTBS 23.–27.11.2015 Trinidad and Tobago CROSQ, INDOCAL, PTB
Steering Committee Meeting: Revista "De Acuerdo" 20.11.2015 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic PTB
Revista "De Acuerdo" Launch 19.11.2015 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic PTB
SIM Week 15.–21.11.2015 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic SIM
Conformity Assessment Week (CANCAB Meeting, OAS Workshop, TIG CA) 02.–06.11.2015 Trinidad and Tobago CROSQ, INDOCAL, PTB
Technical Implementation Group (TIG) Standardization Meeting 21.–23.10.2015 Montserrat CROSQ, INDOCAL, PTB
Project Steering Committee Meeting - Regional Fund Quality Infrastructure for Biodiversity & Climate Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean 20.08.2015 Bogotá, Colombia PTB
Puesta en marcha del Laboratorio de Flujo 17.–24.08.2015 La Paz, Bolivia IBMETRO, CENAM, PTB
Reunión de Coordinación de Grupo Proyecto Gas Natural 27.–29.05.2015 La Paz, Bolivia IBMETRO, PTB
Curso Transferencia de Custodia 01.–05.09.2013 Santa Cruz, Bolivia IBMETRO, PTB
NMI Metrology User Relations Follow up Workshop 27.–29.08.2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SIM
Seminario Armonización de RT Gas 15.–19.07.2013 Bogotá, Colombia INM, PTB
Seminario Medidores de gas 24.–28.06.2013 Buenos Aires y La Rioja, Argentina INTI, PTB
Curso Flujo - la práctica de laboratorio 28.–31.05.2013 Lima, Peru INDOCAL, PTB
Carribean Reference Laboratory (CaRL) Recognition Ceremony 01.02.2013 Jamaica CROSQ
Strategic Planning Workshop 29.–31.01.2013 Jamaica CROSQ
Reunión de Planificación 19.–21.09.2012 Xerem, Brasil INMETRO, PTB
Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances. Challenges for Upgrading the Quality Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean 10.–11.05.2012 Fortaleza, Brazil PTB
125 Years - Precisely 26.–30.03.2012 Stadthalle Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, ARCADIA Hotel, Braunschweig, Germany PTB
Impact Assessment of Quality InfrastructureServices, Panama 01.–02.12.2011 Panama City, Panama CENAMEP
Annual Meeting Andes 21.–23.11.2011 Bogotá, Colombia PTB
Curso 17043 31.10.–04.11.2011 La Paz, Bolivia PTB
ToT Calidena 28.10.–02.11.2011 Quito, Ecuador PTB
Marketing and Communications Meeting 26.–29.09.2011 Gros Islet, St. Lucia PTB
Lanzamiento Estudios „Infraestructura de la Calidad en América Latina: retos y desafíos para la región” 09.–10.03.2011 Santiago de Chile, Chile CEPAL
IV Workshop Internacional PAI 15.–17.06.2010 Petrópolis, Brazil INMETRO
III Workshop Internacional PAI 02.–04.12.2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil INMETRO
Reunión del Grupo Ejecutor del PAI 30.10.2009 Lima, Peru SIM
Workshop Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinary (USB) 13.–14.08.2009 Virtual CTBE
Planungsworkshop 05.–06.08.2009 Bogotá, Colombia PTB
Workshop PAI I 08.12.2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil INMETRO
CEPAL Foro bianual 26.–27.08.2008 Santiago de Chile, Chile CEPAL

Comité de Gestión para el componente subregional centroamericano

Date: 17-18.05.18

Place: Guatemala