COBITEL will promote regional integration
PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 18, 2019 – In recent years, Panama and Costa Rica have adopted measures to improve the use of unconventional renewable resources, such as solar, which are gradually being incorporated gradually into the energy matrix.
Luis Castillo, organizer of the first Binational Congress of Electrical Technicians (COBITEL), to be held in Panama City on July 25 and 26, said that it is necessary to update the knowledge in the electrical systems of those who work in the energy branch.
"The congress is aimed at technical electricians to share trends such as electric mobility, lighting, automation, and renewable energy, given that both countries share similarities in terms of the codes that govern us," explained Castillo.
At the same time he emphasized that the seminar, on this occasion, is carried out in a binational way to unite ties with Costa Rica, but that in the future it is intended to include other countries such as Colombia.
Regarding the congress, Castillo explained that one of the most essential topics will be electric mobility and renewable energies such as solar energy, which take strength in both nations with clean initiatives.
According to UN Environment, incorporating electric mobility is crucial for countries to comply with their climate commitments registered in the Paris Agreement, which will also help clean the air, reduce deaths caused by pollution and offer safer cities to millions of people.
In Panama, the move towards electric mobility would help prevent the premature death of more than 400 people due to respiratory diseases. If the entire current fleet of buses and taxis were replaced by electric vehicles, they would save almost $ 500 million in fuel by 2030 and avoid emissions of 8.5 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.
Last February, Costa Rica presented the National Decarbonization Plan, aimed at specific axes of the decarbonization of the transport sector, which will push the use of zero emission technologies in electric vehicles.
The event led by the Association of Electricians of Panamá Oeste (ADEPO) and the Association of Electricians of Costa Rica (ADE) aims to gather between two days more than 500 people at ATLAPA Convention Center.
COBITEL is part of the international fairs Expo F & InterLumi Panama 2019, organized by America Expo Group. During both fairs, other events will also be held, such as the Lighting Design Congress and the VIP Buyers Program for exhibitors and clients.
For the first time InterLumi Panama and Expo F will be held simultaneously, at ATLAPA Convention Center, bringing together the most important brands of the lighting, renewable energy, hardware and construction materials industries in more than 8,000 square meters of exhibition.
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