Worldwide more than 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity. 80% of those live in rural areas. The majority of these people are dependent on diesel generators which are expensive, harmful to the environment and can only be used a few hours per day. Rural Electrification is all about the creation of opportunities: jobs, education and business, among others. In order to provide these communities with such opportunities, a continuous power supply is necessary.

This webinar will shed light on the economic aspects of the productive use of energy in remote areasin Latin America. ARE Board member Dr. Karl Reinhard Kolmsee will also share the preliminary results of Smart Hydro Power’s irrigation project powered by a hydrokinetic turbine at Rio Magdalena in Colombia with savings – compared to the existing diesel of 50%. Affordable energy can bring substantial changes in the agricultural value chain and economy of remote, non-interconnected regions.

6 Aug 2015, 10:00 Ecuador time (GMT-5)


Dr. Karl Reinhard Kolmsee


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Date events
06 August 2015