IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated
to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the IEEE Power &
Energy Society (PES) and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Electricity and
Renewable Energy, or in Spanish, the Ministerio de Electricidad y
Energía Renovable del Ecuador (MEER), have entered into a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU). The agreement is intended to more effectively align
efforts to meet grid reliability and resiliency challenges due to
significant changes in the supply, transfer, and demand of energy, as
well as to evaluate, advance and implement energy technology in step
with globally accepted parameters.
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Minister Medardo Cadena of Ministerio de Electricidad y Energía Renovable del Ecuador (MEER), and Damir Novosel, President of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) in Ecuador for MOU Signing (Photo: Business Wire)
The MOU identifies four cooperative areas for greater coordination and
engagement: Grid Reliability and Resilience, Ancillary Services,
Electric System Efficiency and Application of Technology. IEEE PES will
consult with other divisions of IEEE as needed, and collaborate on the
development of a joint implementation plan with MEER to achieve
identifiable objectives reached under the agreement.
"Engagement with IEEE PES is a logical step for MEER, both for the
benefit it can bring to power generation and T&D systems in Ecuador, but
also in drawing upon the technical expertise in the country that can
lend to the development of globally accepted standards and shared
technical developments that can benefit society as a whole," said MEER
Minister, Medardo Cadena. "Our commitment to a formal agreement
solidifies our relationship with IEEE PES and opens the door to its vast
repository of resources and information available today, as well as
setting the stage for greater collaboration and the ongoing development
of useful resources advancing power technologies."
"In formalizing this agreement with MEER, IEEE PES establishes a strong
commitment with the Ecuadorian government to work together towards
building the most resilient and reliable electricity systems in the
region, particularly in a changing environment of increased reliability
and resiliency needs and integation of distributed energy resources and
electrical storage," said Damir Novosel of IEEE, who spearheaded the
collaboration. "Weighing the challenges of such things as infrastructure
management, safety, and security, this MOU comes at an important time to
have IEEE experts from Ecuador and worldwide help ensure optimal
solutions for power systems in Ecuador. We look forward to our ongoing
cooperation with MEER."
Through this MOU both IEEE PES and MEER have expressed a mutual interest
in mobilizing the technical community to facilitate dialogue that leads
to the coordination of activities and the implementation of effective
strategies for Ecuador. This formal collaboration follows on from the IEEE
PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Latin America
conference held September 2017 in Quito, Ecuador that MEER was involved
in. Covering a range of topics including smart grid advancements,
international best practices for the integration of T&D systems and
insightful Latin America case studies, the conference attracted
participation from practicing engineers and more than 300 attendees from
all over the region.
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About IEEE Power & Energy Society
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the leading provider of
scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for
the betterment of society and a trusted resource dedicated to the
technical, informational, networking and professional development needs
of its members. With over 37,000 members around the globe representing
every facet of the electric power and energy industry, PES is at the
forefront of the rapidly changing technological advancements that impact
everyone's future. PES celebrated its 125th year of service in 2009.
Additional information on IEEE PES can be found at: http://www.ieee-pes.org.
MEER is the governing body of the electricity sector, and of the
renewable and nuclear energy sector, in Ecuador. It is responsible for
meeting the country's electricity needs through the formulation of
relevant regulations, development plans and sectorial policies for the
efficient use of its resources. MEER ensures that electricity
provisioning responds to the principles of obligation, generality,
uniformity, efficiency, responsibility, universality, accessibility,
regularity, continuity and quality, thus establishing mechanisms of
energy efficiency, social participation and environmental protection,
which is managed by its specialized and highly-qualified members. For
more information visit: http://www.energia.gob.ec.
IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to
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and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety
of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and
consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
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