CAMRIS: Central American Renewables Investment Summit

Central America is rich in natural resources and boasts some of the highest penetrations of renewable energy in the world. To date hydropower has dominated the landscape for renewable generation, but as countries look for power sources that don’t come with a high environmental and social price tag, the development of geothermal, wind, solar and biomass have become regional priorities. Factor in a regional transmission line that can carry clean energy across borders, and it is increasingly clear that the Central American market is poised for the next wave of clean energy investment.

Against this backdrop New Energy Events, in close collaboration with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), will convene the Central American Renewables Investment Summit (CAMRIS), a new annual event that will gather key regional and international stakeholders to catalyze investment in Central American renewables. In a highly granular fashion the Summit will examine opportunities for development and investment on a market-by-market basis, promote the deployment of capital, and enable the relationships across the region which will define the future of renewables in Central America.

Event at a Glance
• Two day event exploring renewable energy investment opportunities across the region
• A single place to meet the key stakeholders driving the development of Central American renewables: government officials, utilities, regulators, multilaterals, providers of capital and technology
• In-depth Country Investment Roadshows hosted by regional governments and utilities
• Examination of implications of SIEPAC on the economics of renewables development
• Granular financing workshop exploring public and private sector multilateral and bilateral lending programs
• Private Equity/Project Match-Making Program Faciliated by the Inter-American Development Bank