TCU promotes International Seminar on Renewable Energies
The Federal Court of Accounts - Brazil (TCU) promoted, on November 26, the International Seminar on Renewable Energies: Advances and Opportunities for Sustainable Development. The meeting aimed to discuss aspects related to the expansion of renewable energy in the Brazilian electricity sector and in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean region.
During the seminar, the main results of the coordinated audit of renewable energy carried out by the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) were also announced. The audit was carried out by 12 Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI), headed by TCU.
“We hope that the event has provided a broad reflection on the international efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, as well as contributing to the debate on the insertion of renewable energies in this context, considering the socio-environmental and economic benefits and costs. ", explained the Court's Secretary for the Department of External Control on Electric Power Infrastructure, Manoel Moreira de Souza Neto. According to the secretary, the main challenges and opportunities related to regulation, operation, integration of new technologies, regional interconnection and minimization of economic costs were also discussed.
As speakers, international experts were invited from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Agora Energiewende, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as representatives of national institutions such as the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, PSR Consultancy, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, among others.
The seminar was held at TCU headquarters in Brasilia (DF) and was supported by the German-Brazil Cooperation for Sustainable Development, through the German Cooperation Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The event was broadcast live on the internet.
The purpose of the coordinated audit was to make a diagnosis on public policies and investments related to the expansion of renewable energies in the electricity sector in the participating countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region. During the audit, good practices and opportunities to improve these policies were identified in order help meeting commitments made through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
The results of the coordinated audit were presented and discussed at the International Seminar on Renewable Energies.