The Department of Energy (Energy Economics Institute-IDEE / FB) started its activities in 1978, continuing the work begun in 1967 by the Energy Group of the Department of Natural Resources and Energy of the Bariloche Foundation.
Its work program focuses on the development of activities in basic and applied research, training, dissemination and technical assistance in the field of economics, planning and energy policy and its relationship with the social and environmental dimensions. In order to evaluate the role of energy systems in its articulation to sustainable development, the multiple dimensions of the issue is addressed through a multi and interdisciplinary team composed of professionals from various branches of science and technology.
The Energy program analyzes address the reality of Argentina, Latin America and Caribbean and the developing countries in the context of global energy socio-economic, political and. The results of research studies and technical assistance are disseminated through publications through seminars and workshops on a regular basis and as part of training programs.
Short courses and seminars
The Department of Energy analysis address the reality of Argentina, Latin America and Caribbean and the developing countries in the context of global energy socio-economic, political and. The results of research studies and technical assistance are disseminated through publications and / or through seminars and workshops on a regular basis and as part of training programs.
In the area of training the importance in Latin America and Caribbean activities IDEE / FB from the development of Latin American Postgraduate Course in Economics and Energy and Environmental Policy of four months it stands. The same is issued annually since 1969, totaling thirty editions until processed in Master in 1999, issued jointly with the National University of Comahue. With the participation of professionals from public and private energy companies, universities and planning agencies in all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean has been a source of ongoing training and capacity building throughout the region, encouraged by the continuous updating of their curricula according to the progress of knowledge and tools applicable to energy analysis. For three decades, more than 600 specialized professionals.
The start in 1999 of the Master in Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (MEPEA) which is held in conjunction with the Faculty of Economics and Management, National University of Comahue, in the city of Neuquen, in the context of also highlights a Framework Agreement with the University.
At the institutional level they have developed various training through short courses at headquarters and in other countries in the region, through agreements with local universities. Among the short courses include the Workshop on Energy Policy for Sustainable Development and the LEAP model, which is held every year since 2000. The same is aimed at professionals in the region with the aim of providing theoretical knowledge methodological led to substantiate and implement prospective techniques conceived as a tool for the formulation of energy policies that contribute to sustainable development. Since 2006, he teaches at the headquarters Bariloche a course on regulation and rates, where a critical presentation of theoretical concepts that regulatory principles applicable to energy industries are based, and the criteria and methods is done used for the determination of fees and costs inherent in the links of transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas. Recently developed tasks of organizing workshops and training courses in Paraguay, Honduras, Ecuador, Chile and Guatemala.
Researchers at IDEE / FB, have made and engaged in teaching postgraduate in public and private universities in Argentina and abroad, such as at the University of Buenos Aires, South Comahue, Catholic of Salta, National University of Lanus, Catholic of Uruguay, Asuncion, Colombia National Autonomous of Mexico, Calgary, among others.
The IDEE / FB is a member of the GNESD (Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development) (http://www.gnesd.org/) network, provided by Risoe National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark -DTU and financed by UNEP / UNDP plus the contribution of countries. In her 20 academic research centers on all continents, implementing studies on issues of access to energy, the development of renewable and matters relating to energy security, among other sources involved. The Department of Energy is part of an international initiative called COMMEND (Community for Energy, Environment and Develpment, administered by the SEI-US), which receives funding from the Dutch government, aimed at capacity building in the field of energy planning and support in the use of energy models http://www.energycommunity.org/. The Department of Energy has become one of the correspondents agencies & C REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – whose Secretariat is located in Paris under the auspices of GIZ and UNEP in collaboration with the IAE). REN 21 is directed toward developing policies to promote the use of renewables in industrialized countries and developing. http://www.ren21.net/. He is also a member of the Red REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership), which has over 200 members representing 36 governments, companies and NGOs committed to the advancement of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. In turn REEEP is funded 11 EU governments: Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, USA and the UK (http://www.reeep.org).
Through its mother institution, the Bariloche Foundation is a founding member of the consortium, the Climate Technology Centre and Network, which is the technical assistance arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change United Nations on issues related to the transfer of technology for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Under the direction of the Secretariat of the Centre UNCity located in Copenhagen and coordination UNIDO and UNEP, is composed of ten centers of excellence worldwide. Their activities began formally in February 2014 and Bariloche Foundation is developing technical assistance in the UPME of Colombia, has implemented Webinars Waste Transport and contributed to the development of database technology coordinated by NREL United States.
In conjunction with the Department of Environment, forms the technical assistance for Latin America and Caribbean “Technology Need Assessment” program coordinated by UNEP / DTU. The work of IDEE / FB are tripping over themselves to issues of mitigating climate change in energy.
The Department of Energy has framework cooperation agreements with numerous public and private institutions. Among them are government institutions in Argentina and abroad, as well as public and private universities. In the context of specific agreements such framework agreements that develop research activities, technical assistance, training and internships they are signed.