Regional Policy Dialogue
The Energy Network is constituted by Vice ministers or public officials of equivalent status, responsible for energy policy design in Latin America and the Caribbean. The network provides a forum for high level policy dialogue and strategic thinking between senior level government officials and Bank specialists on more efficient use of natural resources and energy production within the region. It particularly aims at promoting the discussion on energy policy and institutional strengthening that may lead to market structures capable of supporting increasing regional energy trade.
The Network concentrates in three basic topics: (i) physical infrastructure and the balance between national security of supply and regional efficiency of energy supply in regional energy integration processes; (ii) institutional development and strengthening, including the case for situation-made institutions and their role and limitations for future infrastructure expansion or development; and (iii) market’s regulation, particularly the needs and extent of regulatory development and compatibility to allow regional energy exchanges.