The growing demand for electric energy in the Latin-American countries
requires a greater quality of service and efficiency in the area of
techno-economic operation. This brings a constant need for improvement in the
growth planning at all levels of operation of the electric energy systems.
The economic and technical aspects must be taken into consideration, as well as
the environmental impact of implantation of new power plants and the need
to introduce new technologies, control systems and safety measures.
Gradually a process of integration among the Latin-American countries
has emerged, as the electric energy needs are similar, including the
generation facilities, for these countries.
Considering the above mentioned points, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil), PUCV - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile) and UNMDP - Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina) have joined forces in order to create a forum that
permits a valuable exchange of experiences concerning the methodology for
the analysis of operation, planning, and the introduction of new technologies
that could contribute to the improvement of the electric energy generation
and transmission systems. This has become a reality with the creation of these
Latin-American congresses, which take place in the distinct cities of the
The first Latin American Congress on Generation, Transmission and
Distribution was held in 1993, and organized in partnership with the Electrical
Engineering Department of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile), the Electrical Engineering Department of the Universidad Nacional de
Mar del Plata (Argentina) and the Electrical and Energy Departments of the
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil). Its objective is to open a space
where academia and the industrial world can interchange experiences and
knowledge related to the operation of electrical energy projects on generation,
transmission and distribution.
The I Congress took place on October, 1993 in
Viña de Mar, Chile.
The II Congress took place on November, 1995 in
Mar del Plata, Argentina.
The III Congress took place on November, 1997 in
Campos do Jordão, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
The IV Congress took place on November, 2000 in
Viña del Mar, Chile.
The V Congress took place on November, 2003 in
São Pedro City, State of São Paulo, Brazil.
The VI Congress in Mar del Plata City, Argentina,
November 13 to November 17, 2005.
The VII Congress took place in Valparaiso City,
Chile, October 22 to October 25, 2007.
The VIII Congress was held in Ubatuba, SP Brazil,
October 18 to October 22, 2009.
The IX Congress was held in Mar del Plata City,
Argentina, November 06 to November 09, 2011.
The X Congress was held in Viña del Mar, Chile,
October 06 to October 09, 2013.
The XI Congress was held in São José dos Campos,
Brazil, November 08 to November 11, 2015.
The XII Congress was held in Mar del Plata City,
Argentina, November 12 to November 15, 2017.
Congress will be in Santiago, Chile, October 20 to October 23, 2019.