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What is RELAC?

RELAC stands for "REnovables in Latin America and the Caribbean". RELAC was created at the end of 2019, within the framework of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, with the objective of reaching at least 70% of renewable energy participation in the regions electricity matrix by 2030. RELAC is a regional initiative with 15 member countries, the only one of its kind in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean. For the first time, a group of countries in the region voluntarily agrees to promote renewables with: (1) a concrete goal; (2) a monitoring scheme; and (3) an operating structure designed to support countries in the process.

Specific goal

With a starting point of 2019, achieve a regional target of at least 70% renewable energy penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030.

Electric power generation LAC



1,596 TWh

Renewable (58.5%)

934 TWh


Installed capacity for electricity generation LAC



440 GW

Renewable (59.3%)

280 GW

graphic 2019-1
  • Electric power generation LAC
  • Hydro: 45.2%
  • Aeolica: 6.0%
  • Renewable thermal: 5.2%
  • Solar: 1.5%
  • Geothermal: 0.7%
graphic 2019-2
  • Installed capacity for electricity generation LAC
  • Hydro: 44.7%
  • Aeolica: 6.5%
  • Renewable thermal: 4.6%
  • Solar: 3.1%
  • Geothermal: 0.4%
graphic 2030

Partner Agencies

RELAC brings together the main agencies supporting energy transition in the region

Leader of the Technical Secretariat

Monitoring Leader

Contributions from RELAC