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Bolivia

Official Name:
Plurinational State of Bolivia

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Ivan Zambrana-Flores
Position:
Director Ejecutivo
Phone:
+591(2) 2188600
Emails:
ivan.zambrana@madretierra.gob.bo

Energy profile

Bolivia (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

National electrification rate (2005): 67%In urban areas: 85%In rural areas: 38%.The government has implemented the program “Electricidad para Vivir con Dignidad” which expects to cover the electricity needs of 53% and 97% of rural and urban population up to 2010.

Renewable energy potential

Despite Bolivia’s vast hydro-electric potential, this resource has not been fully exploited.The potential of decentralized electricity systems (i.e. solar, wind, etc.) for disperse populations was recognized by the government in the Plan Bolivia de Electrificación Rural (PLABER) launched in 2002.The World Bank is financing a rural infrastructure project in Bolivia which, among other things, plans to install 17,000 solar home systems. Another project funded by the Global Partnership on Out-based Aid which is administered by the World Bank intends to scale up the installations by an additional 7,000 by the end of 2012.There is good potential for renewable energy derived from by-products of sugar cane and wood industries.

Energy framework

In 2002, the government established Bolivia’s Rural Electrification Plan (PLABER) with the objective of contributing to the socio-economic development of rural areas through access to electricity and its efficient and productive uses. The short-term goal of the program was to make 200,000 new connections within five years (increasing electricity access in rural areas from 23% to 45%).  It had been estimated that, by the end of the program, PLABER would have reached its goals by 70% of the initial objective. However, the model established by this program did not have significant effects in increasing coverage, expanding infrastructure and improving service quality in rural and isolated areas.Completed in 2005, the PNUD/GEF Project Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy through the Popular Participation Law established 22 electrification projects, providing power to 200,000 households in rural areas, by using Photovoltaic systems (PVS) and Micro Hydroelectric power plants (MHP).The Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access project funded by the Global Partnership on Out-based Aid and approved in 2007, which is administered by the World Bank, plans to extend electricity access to at least 7,000 poor households.In 2006, a Law for Universal Access to Electricity (Ley de Acceso Universal) was proposed. Under the framework of this Law, the program called Electricity for a Decent Living has been designed to improve both rural and urban electrification.In 2008 the Empresa Boliviana de Industrialización de Hidrocarburos (EBIH) was created by Decree to industrialize hydrocarburns.

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    Relation to CTCN:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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    Relation to CTCN:
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