LIMA – Andean Community partners Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru joined with Chile in pledging to promote the integration of their electric power grids, the regional group, known as CAN, said Tuesday in a statement.
The commitment was approved during last Friday’s Andean Electric Interconnection System ministerial meeting in Santiago.
The meeting was attended by the energy ministers of Colombia, Tomas Gonzalez; Chile, Maximo Pacheco; and Ecuador, Esteban Albornoz.
Peru was represented by Miguel Palomino de la Gala, a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, while Bolivia sent Roberto Peredo, manager of Strategic Development and Export at state-owned Empresa Nacional de Electricidad.
The CAN members and Chile also agreed to move forward on harmonizing their respective national energy regulations and electricity infrastructure.