Observatory of Energy and Sustainable Development

Observatory of Energy and Sustainable Development

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The Observatory of Energy and Sustainable Development is an academic program seeking to produce independent analysis and opinion about Uruguay’s energy sector in all its dimensions: economic, technical, legal, environment, social and of international affairs.

Through studies and research focused in the situation of the energy sector in Uruguay and the region, the observatory will seek recognition as a reference for the energy sector. Its works and conclusions should be useful to the different players, utilities, private and state owned companies, banks and investors, regulators and government offices, and the public in general.

With an independent point of view, we aim to produce specific knowledge and information about the energy sector, contributing in the sustainable development of our country and region, through a multidimensional approach that integrates the economic, technological, environmental, legal and social issues. Our activities should also foster the development of qualified human resources.

We seek to be recognized by all players as a valuable reference for analysis and prospective studies of the country’s and region energy sector, contributing to a constructive debate with all the sector’s stakeholders, public, private and of the community. 

Honorary Council 

  • Andrés Tierno Abreu 

Ex President of ANCAP, Uruguay’s oil and gas state owned company. Member of the National Engineering Academy, of the Royal Spanish Engineering Academy and of the World Petroleum Council.

  • Javier de Haedo 

Ex Director of the National Planning and Budgeting Office, Ex Vice Secretary of State for Economy and Finance. Lecturer and independent consultant on economic issues for private and public, national and international organizations. 

  • Omar Paganini

Vice Rector of the Catholic University for Economic Affairs, Ex-Dean of the School of Engineering, professor, with previous professional experience  in the engineering and industrial sector. Member of the National Engineering Academy.

  • Alejandro Perroni

Vice President of ACODIKE, a company of the gas sector, and Director of two renewable energy endeavors. Ex CEO of UTE, Uruguay’s state owned electricity utility.


The Observatory carries out studies on different subjects related to strategic issues of the energy sector, and periodic reports about the situation of the sector. It organizes meetings with strategic partners to discuss key issues, and fosters academic research, supporting the development of academic programs. Specifically, it is closely related to the Masters Program in Energy Management, at our School of Engineering.

We are developing strategic alliances with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, in Madrid, the Fundación Bariloche, of Argentina, CAF (Bank of Latin America), and IADB. We have received support from Fundación Avina and several private companies.

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