for Impact

To aid Latin America's transition to more sustainable, secure, and inclusive energy sources in order to power a new economy.

Shared Agenda
for Action
  • Promote informed debate and participation in a long-term vision for energy that strengthens energy planning processes and lends greater relevance to socio-environmental issues in defining energy policies.
  • Encourage the development of regulatory frameworks that favor non-conventional renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, leading to the diversification of the energy grid and increased energy security.
  • Expand access to quality energy services by providing clean, efficient, and modern technologies for excluded sectors, so that Latin America meets the United Nations goal for universal access to energy by 2030.

Máximo Pacheco, Chilean Minister of Energy, together with Annie Dufey, Executive Secretary of Energía 2050 and the Energía 2050 Advisory Committee, during the third working meeting in January 2015. Photo courtesy of the Chilean Ministry of Energy
Chile designs its energy policy through democratic dialogue

During 2014, Avina worked closely with decision-makers in the Chilean government who in turn took the lead on designing an energy policy with input from stakeholders from the private sector, academia, consumer organizations, and others. This initiative, called Energía 2050 (Energy 2050), incorporates the past five years' work carried out by Avina and its allies on the Plataforma de Escenarios Energéticos Chile 2030 (Chile 2030 Energy Scenarios Platform - EE2030).


Voices from the Field

Rodrigo Castillo

General Manager of Empresas Eléctricas, member of the Executive Committee of the Plataforma de Escenarios Energéticos Chile 2030 and of the Energía 2050 Advisory Committee

Annie Dufey

Chief of the Energy Policy and Forecasting at the Chilean Ministry of Energy; and executive secretary of Energía 2050

Francisca Rivero

Fundación Avina en Chile.

Rational and efficient energy use is central to a clean, safe, and sustainable energy grid in Argentina

In 2013, Argentina spent 13 billion USD on imported energy sources, while a complex subsidy program consumed a large part of the public budget. In response, citizens took to the streets protesting repeated power outages. 
In this context, Fundación Vida Silvestre (FVSA), with support and assistance from Avina, presented the report “Escenarios Energéticos 2030 con políticas de eficiencia” (“2030 Energy Scenarios with efficiency policies”), outlining a set of energy-saving measures.

Residents of the Vaqueros neighborhood, in the city of Salta, Argentina, assemble solar stoves with volunteers from Citibank.

Principal Allies in 2014