Central American countries possess a diverse range of renewable energy resources, including hydropower, geothermal, bioenergy, solar and wind. Governments across the region are taking advantage of this resource base, as well as increasingly competitive costs for renewable power generation, to diversify Central America’s energy mix.
With over 44 million people and steady economic growth, the heavily hydropower-reliant region sees its energy needs are increasing. Other renewables offer cost-effective options to diversify their electricity mix and ensure long-term sustainability. The establishment of a regional electricity market has boosted investor confidence in new projects.
The Central America Investment Forum aims to scale up renewable energy investments in the region, support project development and implementation, and contribute to the creation of policy and regulatory frameworks conducive to renewable energy investments.
The regional forum is part of IRENA’s contribution to the Climate Investment Platform (CIP), which aims to advance sustainable energy projects to investment maturity and facilitate their access to finance.
Key forum activities include matchmaking between projects, project developers, and potential financiers and investors. Renewable energy projects, along with renewable-based electricity grid and energy efficiency projects, may be considered for support.
Submit a Request to obtain support for project development and/or access to finance for a renewable energy project in Central America.