Sustainable Energy


Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas

NORAMET: Planning Workshop on Renewable Energy and Climate Science for the Americas Metrology and Technology Challenges

The workshop was held on October 8-9, 2013,  in Queretaro, Mexico. More than seventy people from the Americas participated in the workshop held in conjunction with the 2013 SIM General Assembly. The discussion focused on various technology areas that contribute to the development of renewable energy sources, measurements and standards needed to implement such technologies and to monitor climate change and its impact on human health. Participants had the opportunity to present the ongoing activities in their sub region, the policy and regulatory framework under which they are operating and the capabilities they will need to implement such policies.



Workshop Objectives

  • Identify technology and metrology areas where training and sharing of best practices would be most beneficial for countries of the Americas;
  • Convene   workshops that would improve local and regional measurement and standards infrastructure for renewable energy and climate science;
  • Explore ways to promote regional and international partnerships to share approaches and best practices for expanded utilization of renewable energy, measurement of air quality, GHGs and other pollutants, and efficient energy use and distribution systems;
  • Develop an initial Action Plan for the Americas.

 Participated Countries:

  • ANDIMET (Countries of the Andean region: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela)

  • CAMET (Countries of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama)

  • CARIMET (Countries of the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Santa Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago)

  • NORAMET (Countries of North America:  Canada, United States and Mexico)

  • SURAMET (Countries of South America:   Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay)

Coordination: OAS, NIST, CENAM


Ing. Bibiana Serna


Phone: (202)370-4209