BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Monday February 2, began the first seminar in Ecuador within the “CapREG – Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” programme. The Technical Secretary Eng. John Jara took part in the opening ceremony with a speech highlighting the crucial role of capacity building for the change in the energy matrix of Ecuador. The seminar on solar energy, wind energy and biogas was conducted by the German company Renewables Academy (RENAC), expert in training and capacity building on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and responsible for the implementation of CapREG.
CapREG is a three-year capacity building programme within the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). RENAC, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) organises this scholarship programme. CapREG offers face-to-face and online trainings for professionals from Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The seminar in Ecuador was attended by 18 participants from the energy sector including representatives from the Coordinating Ministry of Strategic Sectors, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the Agency for Regulation and Electricity Control, the National Institute for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the National Energy Control Centre, the Electricity Corporation of Ecuador and the Ministry of Environment.
Ecuador has initiated a process to change its energy matrix. The country enjoys excellent geographical and climatic conditions for the development of renewable energy projects, capable of providing clean and safe electricity and heat, while reducing greenhouse emissions. Currently, numerous efforts are being devoted to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy matrix of Ecuador. To achieve these objectives, it is essential to count with trained professionals that contribute to the creation of favorable conditions for the renewable energy sector to make possible its long-term development.
Further CapREG activities in Ecuador will include seminars on grid integration of renewable energy and the planning of grid-connected photovoltaic projects, as well as several online courses.
For further information: www.renac.de/es/proyectos-actuales/capreg.html