Panama wins the 'Recognition of the Energy Transition' from the Energy Secretariat of Panama

  • Panama has been recognized for its efforts and achievements in the transformation of the energy system in Panama, in the subcategory of Universal Access to Energy, with the Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé programme.

On November 24, the National Secretariat of Energy (SNE) of Panama held an event to recognize lead organizations in the Panamanian energy transition process. The Luz en Casa programme of Panama was one of the winners for its contribution to basic access to electricity with renewable energy.

The event, 'Recognition of the Energy Transition', highlights the work of people, public entities, companies and regional institutions in twelve categories and areas. Didi Lay, member of the National Secretariat of Energy, presented the award to the manager of Panama, Alibeth de Gracia, which recognizes the work of the Foundation in the Lead Organizations of the Energy Transition category and in the Universal Access to Energy subcategory. 

The event was attended by Jorge Rivera Staff, Panama's National Energy Secretary, and María del Carmen Sacasa, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Panama, who highlighted in their speeches the fulfillment of the strategic goals of the energy transition agenda and the significant progress made by these Panamanian organizations.

Since 2018 Panama has been bringing electricity to isolated households in the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region. Currently, there are more than 2,900 families with solar home systems in their households. In its commitment to facilitate access to reliable, renewable and affordable energy, Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé programme has already improved the quality of life of almost 16,400 people in Panama.


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