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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)

Type: 
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.

Source
Static Source:
  • Technology transfer and spread of gasifiers and biodigesters of residual biomass to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from MSW

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
    Countries:
    Objective:
    Sectors:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Ecuador's

    Context 

  • Design and scale-up of climate resilient waste management and energy capture technologies in small and medium livestock farms

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
    Countries:
    Objective:
    Approach:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Ecuador's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to "diffuse technology and knowledge in the agriculture and livestock sector at the local level, as a tool for improving lifestyle and diversification of production". These technologies and knowledge will aid in including variables related to climate change adaptation and generate information on the potential impacts of climate change. 

    El contexto (Context)

  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

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

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization

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

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago. SNV helps people overcome poverty in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America by enabling access to thetools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works in three key sectors - Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH - and in the cross cutting themes of lnclusive Business, REDD+ and Climate Smart Agriculture.

  • Roedl & Partner

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Roedl & Partner is a globally active professional services firm with approximately 4,000 employees and physical presence in 78 countries, including developing countries. One focus area of Roedl & Partner is public Management Consulting, which covers the energy sector. Roedl & Partner's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy team offers comprehensive business, legal, regulatory, and management consulting services to renewable energy sector clients worldwide. Roedl & Partner manages the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Fund (East Africa).

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

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

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.

  • World Coal Association

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. World coal organization's regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provide access to  the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and sustainable development issues.