We are thrilled to report
some recent commitments by all of the nations in the Western Hemisphere. There
are now plans to interconnect the electric grids of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico
through Central America and extend throughout South America. This
international hemispheric effort is called “Connect the Americas 2022.”
GENI has pushed this proposal
for over two decades and it is now being embraced for all the right reasons –
making sure that all citizens, businesses, schools and hospitals have a
reliable, sustainable supply of electricity.
The United States has formed the
Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) within the State
Department and highlights the same benefits as proposed by the GENI Initiative:
- Ability to export/import excess
- Level seasonal load demands north to south
- Gain access to renewable energies
- Expands trade and cooperation between nations
- Reduces costs and creates jobs
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave strong voice to the initiative: “this is a win-win... and
it’s time to seize opportunities that will make everybody richer".
Steps are now being taken in
America to link the U.S. national energy grids. The SIEPAC project in Central
America has interconnected those six nations and the four southern MERCOSUR countries have interconnected their networks (Mercosur Wants More Renewable Energy). A high-voltage DC and AC system
will knit these grids together to benefit everyone.
These commitments validate GENI’s work. You can
take pride in helping make this a reality. Now we need the same high-level
support for the interconnection between Europe and Africa, where most of the
continent remains dark. The GENI Initiative is making a difference and we
invite you to share the good news.
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