Regional Energy Congress in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Industry Association is convening the third Regional Energy Congress on 20, 21 and 22 of July at the Sheraton Hotel in San Salvador.

Monday, February 29, 2016

From a statement issued by the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI):

The Congress is a coordinated effort by multiple actors and aims to promote a space to raise the discussion of the topic of energy at the highest level and to publicize the latest developments in the Regional Electricity Market (MER), renewable energy and energy management.

The schedule for this Third Congress includes 16 conferences, 8 technical talks, 3 regional forums, business meetings, a technical visit and a fair with more than 60 national and international exhibitors. The lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the Energy Market in the face of climate change agreements and the oil market.

More information here.

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