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Chile is the most attractive country for investment in renewables

InvestChile - December,28,2021

For the fourth consecutive year, Chile has placed first in Bloomberg's Climatescope ranking, demonstrating its regional leadership in the field of energy. 

Topics: Energy

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Two consortia bid for the longest electricity line in Chile

InvestChile - November,3,2021

The referential investment amount is US$1.5 billion and will be key to strengthening the development of renewable energy in the country.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Chile- Energy- Investment in Chile

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Do you know Chile’s new energy development targets?

InvestChile - November,1,2021

Chile’s Government has updated its National Energy Policy, which for the first time considers climate change, green hydrogen and electromobility.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Chile- Energy- Electromobility- Energy Investment- Green Hydrogen- National Energy Policy- Investment

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Green Hydrogen in Chile: 15 projects to start production before 2030

InvestChile - October,8,2021

Since launching its national strategy, Chile has tripled its number of green hydrogen projects, currently boasting over 60 initiatives. The goal is for 25% of these projects to be producing green hydrogen before the end of the decade.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Chile- Energy- Green Hydrogen- green energy

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Renewables auction succeeds in reducing electricity prices in Chile

InvestChile - September,27,2021

The tender award documents for contracts beginning in 2026 reveal an average price of US$24 per MWh. Several companies with foreign capital took part in the tender process, such as Mainstream Renewable Power, Sonnedix and Canadian Solar, demonstrating the importance of foreign investment in Chile’s energy sector.

Topics: renewable energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Electricity generation business- Public Tender- energy prices- electricity prices

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Ten companies present proposals to develop green hydrogen in Chile

InvestChile - September,16,2021

Of the project proposals received by CORFO, six were presented by foreign companies from France, Denmark, Italy and Germany.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- FDI- Energy- Foreign Direct Investment- Green Hydrogen

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Chile’s new green hydrogen projects

InvestChile - August,24,2021
As Enaex and Engie filed the environmental paperwork for one initiative, GNL Quintero, Enagás and Acciona Energía announced a US$30 million investment to build a plant at the GNL regasification terminal.   

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Energy- Acciona- Hydrogen- Engie- GNL Quintero- Enagás- Green Hydrogen- Renewables- Enaex

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Mainstream to double its current capacity with new energy projects

InvestChile - July,22,2021

The company, backed by Norwegian and Irish capital, will add solar and wind projects with a 1 GW production capacity to its portfolio through a US$ 1.5 billion investment. 

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Energy- Mainstream- Norwegian investment in Chile- Energy infrastructure- Renewables- Irish investment in Chile

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Chile to host the world’s most important clean energy summit

InvestChile - May,25,2021

The event, which includes the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12) and the Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6) forums, will run from May 31 through June 6.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Electromobility- Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6)- Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12)- Decarbonization

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Energy: Where are the investment opportunities in Chile?

InvestChile - May,24,2021

Thermoelectric power is on its way out and Chile is committed to an upsurge in renewable investment driven by the private sector to achieve its ambitious climate goals.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Solar energy- Energy- Eolic energy- green energy- Energy e-book

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France and Chile join forces on green hydrogen progress

InvestChile - April,20,2021

Representatives from the two countries are developing a program of actions to exchange knowledge and promote strategies in this field.

Topics: Energy- Green Hydrogen

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Prize for start-up that converts plastic into fuel

InvestChile - January,6,2021

Ariel Crespo, co-founder of EcoFuels, explains how he was able to produce a liquid fuel similar to kerosene that can be used in stoves, industrial boilers and electricity generators.

Topics: Innovation- Energy- Energy Investment- circular economy- recycling

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Price of PV systems in Chile drops by almost a third in four years

InvestChile - December,9,2020

A study by the German Society for International Cooperation (IZ) and Chile’s Energy Ministry shows how the price of infrastructure for solar energy has dropped in Chile.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Energy Ministry- Energy infrastructure

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Atlas Renewable Energy plans to invest US$4,000 million in LatAm

InvestChile - November,11,2020

A third of the regional investment plan will go to Chile over the next four years, the company’s general manager in Chile, Alfredo Solar, told PAUTA.

Topics: Energy

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Norway’s Statkraft expands in Chile through Solarcentury acquisition

InvestChile - November,3,2020

The electricity company’s acquisition of London-based Solarcentury significantly expands its presence in the Chilean renewable energy market.

Topics: Solar energy- Energy- Solarcentury- Statkraft

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Government presents “green hydrogen diplomacy” to attract FDI

InvestChile - October,22,2020

Through openness to foreign investment, the initiative seeks to transform Chile into a global center for green hydrogen research, development, production and export.

Topics: Energy- Green Hydrogen- Energy Ministry

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Mainstream obtains US$280 million to invest in renewables in Chile

InvestChile - October,20,2020

The initiative forms part of Andes Renovables, a wind and solar generation platform worth approximately US$1,800 million.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy- Mainstream

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Enel Green Power announces first green hydrogen project in Chile

InvestChile - October,13,2020

The project is expected to start operation in 2022.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Energy- Green Hydrogen- Enel Green Power

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Norway’s Statkraft aims to increase electricity production in Chile

InvestChile - September,30,2020

The state power company has embarked on an active quest for projects in Chile, particularly wind and solar projects, in order to “gain scale”, says its general manager, María Teresa González.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Energy- Statkraft

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Spain’s Opdenergy to enter electricity generation business in Chile

InvestChile - August,24,2020

The company has obtained financing of over US$100 million for non-conventional renewable energy projects in the O’Higgins and Atacama Regions.

Topics: Energy

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