Reducing emissions in Chile by promoting the use of combined heat and power plants in industry and commerce
As of: April 2018
Objective and activities
Despite the proven energy-saving potential of combined heat and power generation (CHP), very few CHP plants are currently in operation in Chile. By installing three pilot plants in public hospitals, an IKI project has been able to successfully showcase the practical benefits of the technology. Among other things, this has led the new Chilean Government to prioritise the development of the perceived market for 1-2 GWe CHP plants in its energy programme. However, if CHP is to be used more widely in industry, commerce and publicly owned properties, additional specialist expertise is required, along with an improved regulatory framework, a better-trained local workforce and a major campaign to raise awareness among private and public investors. A CHP reference centre is being initiated and support is being provided in the implementation of CHP projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The experience gained in these projects will be shared with neighbouring countries.
- Energy Efficiency and Cogeneration in Public Hospitals (Pilot Project)