“Energy is at the base of all production chains and each country must seek its best solution, balancing economic and security aspects. For this we must imagine what the energy solutions will be for the following decades. The workshop “From the regional to the global” organised by the Global Energy on February 2 in Punta del Este was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions with experts from the energy sector from other countries. I take this opportunity to thank Global Energy for the distinction of awarding me with the Honorary Diploma, which is an honour for me and for my country”, Chaer remarked.
Ruben Chaer is the key developer of the SimSEE platform for simulation of electric power systems, which is widely used in Latin American countries. Ruben Chaer performed the research in short-term, mid-term and long-term planning in the energy industry, he also performed technical and economical studies of various technologies implementation in the electric power sector. Chaer made a fundamental contribution to the energy transition in Uruguay, several times he performed as a consultant for the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).In 2022, Chaer became the first Latin American scientist to be shortlisted for the Global Energy Prize in its 20 years of existence.
Global Energy introduced the initiative of issuing Honorary Diplomas to foreign scholars for prominent studies in the energy sphere in 2022. Its main objective is to draw attention of the global community to the researchers from the developing economies, which have huge real-life impact and help to deal with the most difficult logical and technological challenges in remote areas. The first international scientist, who received such Honorary Diploma, was Luke Chika Eme, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University in Nigeria.