Andean Community: Electricity Interconnection Planning and Regulatory Harmonization

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) engaged us to work on the regional electricity integration of all participating countries, to maximize the economic benefits of the whole region. The study was carried out considering the following analysis; Bilateral electricity interconnection solutions between countries; Regional electricity interconnection, including the previous ones plus necessary reinforcement works in the national networks to increase the whole transmission capacity; Sustainable alternatives of the Andean Electricity Interconnection by considering a multidimensional analysis (technical, economic, social, environmental, institutional, political, regulatory, etc.) resulting from a broad consensus among the actors involved. In addition, we developed a proposal for regulatory harmonization to allow the interconnection of the Andean countries in a non-discriminatory, efficient and sustainable way.