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Chile

Official Name:
Republic of Chile

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Giovanni Calderon
Position:
Executive Director
Phone:
+56 2 688 4500, +56 2 2519 6300
Emails:
giovanni.calderon@ascc.cl

Energy profile

Chile (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

National electrification rate (2007): 99%In urban areas: close to 100%In rural areas: 93.5%.

Renewable energy potential

Renewable energy is currently mostly used for rural electrification or other small-scale power generation. Chile has nevertheless huge solar, wind and geothermal potential.Solar energy The Atacama Desert gets up to 9.28 kilowatt-hours of sun daily per square meter, among the world’s highest.Wind energyWind power has been used mostly for rural electrification purposes. It is estimated that 25 GW could be generated from wind energy. But wind energy's largest potential is in the South of Chile, in the remote area of Patagonia: the distance to the central SIC energy grid makes a large wind farm in Patagonia unprofitable as local demand is still low. In other parts of Chile, several large scale wind parks are under construction.Chile installed new wind turbines in the year 2010 (2,6 MW).Geothermal energyChile also has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes, highlighting an abundant potential for geothermalEnergy – with the potential to generate 16 GW. Since 2000, special legislation and subsidies promote the development of geothermal energy, which has been officially designated the country’s strategic priority. Seven 40 MW geothermal generation projects are planned to be built between 2016 and 2020.In January 2009 a new bill was proposed to congress which provides incentives to companies seeking to invest in the development of geothermal projects.Biomass energyBiomass accounts for around half of Chile´s installed renewable energy production. Power generated from biomass projects in Chile are currently added directly to the grid, mainly through electrical co-generation plants that use industrial waste from the pulp and paper industry. Biomass is commonly used for cooking.

Energy framework

The Proyecto de Electrificación Rural (PER) started in 1994 to overcome poverty, improve quality of life and integrate rural areas into the economic and social development of Chile.  Under the umbrella of PER, a new project was developed between 2001 and 2008 (Removal of Barriers for Rural Electrification with Renewable Energies). Its main goals were to: create a market for renewable energies (including rural electrification); standardize and certify renewable energy equipment; build capacity; implement financing mechanisms to reduce investment risks; introduce market evaluation; collect data on renewable resources; and develop rural electrification investment projects.In order to complement the reform of the electricity sector, the new long-term program Programa País de Eficiencia Energética (PPEE) was launched in January 2005.

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  • Design of a National Network for Monitoring Ecosystem Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
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    Cross-sectoral enabler:

    This Technical Transfer advances Chile's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to implement specific actions aimed at increasing resilience in the country, under the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the sectorial plans

    Context

  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago. SNV helps people overcome poverty in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America by enabling access to thetools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works in three key sectors - Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH - and in the cross cutting themes of lnclusive Business, REDD+ and Climate Smart Agriculture.

  • Roedl & Partner

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Roedl & Partner is a globally active professional services firm with approximately 4,000 employees and physical presence in 78 countries, including developing countries. One focus area of Roedl & Partner is public Management Consulting, which covers the energy sector. Roedl & Partner's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy team offers comprehensive business, legal, regulatory, and management consulting services to renewable energy sector clients worldwide. Roedl & Partner manages the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Fund (East Africa).

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.

  • World Coal Association

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. World coal organization's regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provide access to  the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and sustainable development issues. 

     

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Overview 2012

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Sustainable energy development can be achieved by employing highly effective government policies and by broadening energy cooperation between economies through bilateral, regional and multilateral schemes. In this context, sharing information on common energy challenges is essential. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Overview is an annual publication intended to promote information sharing. It contains energy demand and supply data as well as energy policy information for each of the 21 APEC economies.