At the Sixth Summit of the Americas in April 2012 in Cartagena, the Government of Colombia put forward a bold agenda in proposing Connecting the Americas 2022 (Connect 2022) to ensure our citizens, businesses, schools, and hospitals have the electricity they need at a price they can afford. Power generation in Latin America and the Caribbean needs to double by 2030. By 2035, the region needs over $700 billion in power sector investments, according to the IEA. Over 31 million people in the region lack access to electricity.
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Representatives of the six Central American countries, joined by representatives of the Governments of Belize, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, today signed the following statement, at the conclusion of a meeting held at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and co-sponsored by the U. S. Department of State.
Representatives of the Governments of the member countries of the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) also agreed on an action plan for the consolidation of a regional electricity market.