State-Owned Properties for Projects to Generate Electricity from Renewable Sources - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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State-Owned Properties for Projects to Generate Electricity from Renewable Sources

As of: September 2021

This project was supporting the Chilean Government in making state-owned properties available for private investments to expand the use of renewable energy. Above all in northern Chile, there are large contiguous areas of land without any competing uses. The project was identifying, assessing and marketing suitable properties. A project priority was a wind-measuring campaign in the north of the country. Furthermore, feasibility studies examined the technical and economic issues associated with project development. The selected sites were awarded to private developers through a bidding process.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Preparation of feasibility studies and wind measurements at 20 measuring stations in an area covering 470,000 hectares as well as measurement of solar radiation as a basis for implementing renewable energy investment projects
  • Nine state-owned areas set aside for wind energy use
  • Advisory services for the Chilean Government on transparent tendering processes
  • Tendering of concessions for two locations for constructing wind farms
  • Tendering of a pilot project for using concentrated solar energy
  • Risks for private investors reduced
  • Project contribution to research and practice in the area of wind measurement
  • Further tendering processes for five wind farm concessions completed by the Ministry of National Assets (MBN)

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of National Assets - Chile

Implementing partner(s):
  • National Energy Commission - Chile

BMU grant:
1.249.519,27 €

11/2008  till  11/2012


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