Chile

National Energy Strategy 2012-2030

Executive
Strategy
Passed in 2008
The National Energy Strategy lays down policy directions and proposes measures to ensure that Chile has sufficient, competitive, clean, safe and economical energy resources to transform itself into a developed country.
 The strategy is based on six fundamental pillars and proposes a set of related measures to achieve the objectives.
 1) Commitment to energy efficiency to reduce consumption and unlink growth and energy demand: decrease by 12% the final energy demand projected for 2020.
  • Measures: Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2012-2020; Energy Efficiency Seal - certification system; Minimum Energy Performance Standards and appliances labelling; Efficient Residential and Street Lighting Programs; Creation of the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Development of Energy Efficiency Policies.
 2) Increasingly incorporate non-conventional renewable energy sources into the Chilean electricity matrix.
  • Measures: Improving Procedures for Granting Electricity Concessions; Creation of Utility Corridors which may be expropriated or the object of easements in the public or national interest; Harmonization of the regulatory framework governing transmission systems; Facilitating Connection for Small Generators and Intelligent Networks and developing a smart network.
 3) Strengthen traditional renewable energy sources (mainly hydro and biomass) and overcome administrative, investment and technical challenges and more than double non-conventional renewable energy sources (NCRE - solar, wind, etc.) over the next decade, currently only around 3% of electricity production. A target for traditional hydroelectricity to achieve 45% to 48% share of the electricity mix over the next decade.
  • Measures: Tender Mechanism to encourage the Development of NCRE; Geo referenced Platform - Economic Potential for NCRE Projects to support investment; other financing and insurance mechanisms; and support to R&D.
 4) Strengthen the design and solidity and boost the development of our transmission system.
 5) Address the different challenges presented by the market and electricity distribution.
 6) Promote sustained progress with developing international inter-connections.

Documents
  • 12% reduction of energy demand, equivalent to 41,500 Tcal and 4,150,000 Tonnes (eq) of oil not used by 2020 against a 2012 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012
  • 45 to 48% of hydroelectric power by 2025
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: N/A
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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