The Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress
Explore renewable energy in Chile at the Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress
The Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress celebrates Chile's transformation into the first developed country in South America. As the country grows GDP by 5.1% annually till 2015, its energy needs are expected to increase hugely, possibly doubling over the next ten years. The mining industry alone is expected to demand an additional 5% annually – already consuming more than 80% of supply in the north. These drivers have encouraged wide public support for Non Conventional Renewable Energy (NCRE) and the government has recognised that now is time to take advantage of Chile’s outstanding natural resources, seeking up to 8GW of NCRE installations before 2020.
Chile’s long costal border, the Atacama Desert and mountainous terrain all coalesce to give it the advantage when it comes to renewable energy. Thanks to the driest desert on the planet, radiation levels are among the highest worldwide. An estimated 4,000 km2 is available for solar installations. Chile boasts excellent conditions for wind power and, in addition, geothermal resource is fantastic due to Chile’s position on the ring of fire with an estimated 16,000 MW of production potential over the next 50-years.
High energy price, increasing demand, rejection of conventional energy, and the NCRE law which requires generators to produce more power from NCRE by 2024 has meant that the international renewable community is keen to take a look at the opportunities on offer. The ideal place to examine Chilean potential is at the Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress where more than 300 of the most senior experts in wind power, solar power, geothermal power and renewable energy finance will gather.
As an attendee, you will benefit from the chance to build your own agenda by selecting sessions from four break-out streams; Wind Power Chile, Solar Power Chile, GeoPower Chile and Financing Chilean Renewables.