Wednesday, 23 January 2019
  • MEER
  • INER






Symposium "Life Cycle Assessment of Ecuadorian Electricity Generation",

7 October 2014, Guayaquil

Life cycle thinking has been considered by governments to play a principal role in the definition of sustainable policies on energy efficiency. Nowadays, hydropower remains the most important source of renewable electricity supply and it is expected to have a key contribution to the electricity mix in the future, according to the Ecuadorian expansion plan for electricity mix. The aim of this work is to provide a good understanding of the environmental consequences of Ecuadorian electricity mix, as well as to provide a basis for the analysis of future scenarios.

Appropriate and representative Life-Cycle Inventories (LCIs) are essential for Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) quality. It is remarkable that due to the prevalence of hydropower on Ecuadorian electricity mix, the frequently used LCIs are not representative of the Ecuadorian conditions. In the present research, 14 Ecuadorian power plants (responsible for producing 70% of Ecuador’s electricity consumption) are analyzed to estimate LCI and environmental burdens associated to 1kWh of electricity generation. This baseline, which stands for the first LCI in the country, will provide a necessary general picture for decision makers.

The event aimed at socializing the project "Life Cycle Assessment of Ecuadorian Electricity Generation" will be held at ESPOL facilities on 7 October. The project has been developed by the National Institute of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (INER) and Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) with financial support from the National Secretary for Planning and Development (SENPLADES).


Training and project labs

22 and 23 October 2014, Quito

Info available soon!



Space provided to promote the exchange of knowledge in the areas of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Beatriz Rivela -

Av. 6 de diciembre N33-32 e Ignacio Bossano Edf. Torre Bossano, 2do. Piso.