Please join USEA for an overview of efforts to incorporate distributed energy resources (DER) onto Colombia's electricity grid. XM, Colombia's system operator, will discuss their recent efforts, future steps, and some ideas gleaned from recent visits to U.S. system operators. By 2023, 2.4 GW of DER will be connected to the Colombian electric system, in addition to distributed residential generation, which will likely grow substantially. Distributed energy resources and unconventional renewable sources challenge the current planning and operation processes of the Colombian electricity system. With the support of USEA through its Energy Utility Partnership Program under USAID, XM is currently working on a plan to adapt its operating processes to better allow the entry of renewable sources.
Carlos Mario Correa and Franciso Gafaro of XM Colombia will give the presentation.