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Ecuador

Official Name:
Republic of Ecuador

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Ricardo Proaño
Position:
Especialista en políticas al Cambio Climático
Phone:
+593 2 3987600 ext. 1313
Emails:
internacional@ambiente.gob.ec, ricardo.proano@ambiente.gob.ec

Energy profile

Ecuador (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

National electrification rate (2010): 93,53%Urban areas: 94.82%Rural Areas: 89,03%

Renewable energy potential

HydropowerThe Ecuadorian government is developing the program Matriz Energética para 2020 (2020 Power Grid) that intends to increase the use of hydroelectric energy from the current 50% to 80% in 2020, diminishing the dependence on fossil fuels.  In this context, the development of 13 small-scale hydroelectric plants in rural areas of the country is also under study.In 2011 Ecuador had an actual national power (potencia efectiva nacional) in Hydropower of 2,215.6 MW.Solar energyRadiation levels from 3.8 to 6.0 kWh/m2/day (2,000 hours/year of sunlight).In 2011, Ecuador had an actual national power (potencia efectiva nacional) for Solar energy of 0.08 MWWind energyExploitable winds are located in the mountainous areas and sea breezes. There are winds from 2.m/s to 8.0 m/s in the Andes, and greater than 3.5 m/s on the coast. In 2011, Ecuador had a national wind power capacity of 2.4MW.Geothermal energyGenerating potential is estimated at 4,700 GWh, equivalent to 40% of annual consumption.In 2011, Ecuador had a national geothermal power capacity of 1,101.0 MWAlthough Ecuador reports several initiatives on renewable energies other than hydroelectric energy, power generation from the renewable sources does not contribute significantly to the total installed capacity.

Energy framework

Government initiatives to promote the use of renewable energy include:- 631 small-scale photovoltaic projects (80 to 3315 watts) that are part of the decentralized rural electrification program. Between 2007 and 2011, the EURO-SOLAR Programme, supported by the EU, will provide access to solar energy in 91 rural villages previously deprived of electrification- Development and use of bio-fuels based on sugar cane bagasse and other agricultural wastes.- Use and evaluation of solar, wind and hybrid energy systems (Diesel-Solar or Diesel-Wind) to supply electricity in Floreana, Galápagos, Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands.

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  • Communicating Extreme Weather Event Attribution: Research from Kenya and India

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    Publication
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    Climate change attribution analysis assesses the likelihood that a particular extreme weather event has been made more or less likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.

  • Hydrological Zoning

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    Hydrological zoning (or simply zoning) is an approach to divide land into different zones based on their hydrological properties. Typically, each type of zone has different land use and development regulations linked to it. This land and water management method aims to protect local water sources from risks of over-abstraction, land salinization, groundwater pollution and waterlogging by managing land use activities based on the assigned hydrological zones.  For example, zones with a high groundwater table, large amounts of surface water (e.g.

  • Pöyry Austria GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Pöyry Austria GmbH, a member of the global Pöyry Group, is a consulting and engineering company with deep expertise with extensive local knowledge to deliver sustainable project investments. For instance, its Hydro Consulting department delivers services in the fields of hydrological and hydraulic modellingand forecasting. Its experts have significant experience in the fields of hydro-meteorology, climate change and climate sensitivity. They also contribute to assess climate risk and ctimate adaptation measures for hydropower and all other sectors of water management.

  • Sud Austral Consulting SpA

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Chile
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Sud-Austral Consulting S.p.A.is a consulting company created through individual and collective experience of its members, after recurring mutual collaboration for several years it was consolidated in early 2012 in the creation of a consulting entity formally established. The experience of professionals and technicians of Sud-Austral Consulting S.p.A.has resulted in consulting services in projects developed by governments, public and private institutions, both in Chile, South and Central America.

  • Energy Efficiency (Policies and Measures Database)

    Type: 
    Publication
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    The Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to improve energy efficiency. The database further supports the IEA G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action mandate to “share best practice between participating governments”, and the agreement by IEA Energy Ministers in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and close policy gaps.

  • Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT)

    Type: 
    Publication
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    The GREAT Tool for Cities is an integrated bottom-up, energy end-use based modelling and accounting tool for tracking energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all economic sectors on a city, provincial or regional level. The model uses the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) software developed by the Stockholm Environmental Institute and includes a national average dataset on energy input parameters for residential, commercial, transport, industry and agriculture end-use sectors.

  • Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

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    Publication
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    The Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficiency Retrofit (COMBAT) is created to facilitate policy makers, facility managers, and building retrofit practitioners to estimate commercial (public) buildings retrofit energy saving, cost and payback period. Common commercial building models area created, and the retrofit measures and their effects are pre-computed by EnergyPlus by taking different building types and measures interactions into account.

  • Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C)

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    The tool provides the opportunity to analyse the impacts of 23 different policy types from 4 energy-using sectors:

    1. public buildings,
    2. commercial buildings,
    3. residential buildings, and
    4. transportation.

    Impacts of policy choices are analysed in terms of energy savings, cost savings, pollution reduction, and other outcomes over a time period set by the user. The tool also allows for assigning the weights to different policy options based on community priorities in order to tailor policy development process to community goals.