Sustainable Energy



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


Participating Countries

Member countries of the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Organization of American States (OAS)


To contribute to the advancement of renewable energy technologies and low carbon economic growth in the context of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and to the reduction of region’s potential contribution to climate change, while promoting its overall economic development.  The program focuses on identifying the measurement challenges associate with climate science and renewable energy (RECS) and developing measurement capabilities to address those challenges.

The project is promoting

  • A sustainable low-carbon economy development

  • The implementation of renewable energy and climate change science (RECS) policies in the Americas

  • Awareness within National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) in each country regarding their measurements and standards capabilities on RECS

  • Scientific discovery, innovation and R&D intensive growth

  • Knowledge sharing, cooperation and dialogue among the SIM community

  • The well being and security of citizens of the Americas

General Description

The program is being implemented by the Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) through its Sustainable Energy Section, in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The initiative contemplates regional support through workshops and regional capacity building activities, seminars, individual training, exchange missions and assistance in the development of an action plan to improve the region’s technical capacity on RECS. The project efforts compliment and support NIST’s activities concerned with measurements and standards supporting renewable energy and climate science in the hemisphere.

Implementing Partners




Bibiana Serna


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