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Latin America Microgrid Infrastructure: Reverse Trade Mission
June 9 - June 15
Even though the majority of the populations in Latin America and the Caribbean have access to electricity, there are still regional disparities in access, especially between rural and urban areas in the region.
A lack of investment in national transmission and distribution infrastructure has led to significant vulnerabilities in national electric grid systems, including technical and non-technical losses, increased tariff rates, and inconsistent delivery reliability. To improve access to reliable and cost-efficient electricity, local governments and utilities are pursuing distributed power system solutions. These solutions may remedy the burdens limiting expansion of and improvement to the quality of electricity access in countries across the region.
This visit will showcase U.S. microgrid solutions such as distributed power systems and other distribution infrastructure. The delegation will include representatives from energy ministries, utility regulators, and public and private utility companies.