The Association of Latin American Electricity Distributors (ADELAT) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding mutual collaboration to enable joint work that allows the exchange of information, experiences and technical support.
EPRI is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1972 in Palo Alto, California, partners with more than 450 businesses in 45 countries to drive innovation and ensure clean, safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable access to electricity in everyone.
Like ADELAT, its gaze is on the benefit of society. It collaborates with scientists, engineers, governments and industry experts to identify problems, technology gaps and broader needs in the electricity sector through research and experience.
Ignacio Santelices Ruiz, Executive Director of ADELAT, and Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO of EPRI, signed this agreement that aligns the work and research of both organizations to develop complementary and synergistic strategies, programs, and actions that meet the needs of the members of each region and strengthen their actions.
“EPRI is a very relevant actor in global discussions on energy and energy transition issues and the recently signed agreement will allow us to bring all of EPRI’s experience and knowledge to the region to accompany the modernization of electricity distribution in the energy transition“, highlighted Santelices.
This new international link will give rise to periodic forums, conferences and meetings where updated information is provided on the emerging problems of the sector and a deepening of the regulatory regulations on technology and the market.
It is a great satisfaction for ADELAT to continue strengthening international cooperation with an organization with experience and leadership such as EPRI in order to articulate joint actions to produce new knowledge focused on Latin America and on the leading role of electricity distributors in the energy transition.