Chile to add 8 GW to energy system by decade-end

The Chilean government wants to add 8000 MW of electricity to the national grid by 2020, while guaranteeing “clean, secure and viable energy” supply, it has been reported.

However, some experts have said keeping a balance between energy development and the protection of the environment will be challenging.

Environmentalists have expressed concerns primarily because Chile’s energy strategy prioritizes hydroelectricity.

However, the country’s president, Sebastian Pinera, argues this new energy strategy aims to create a culture of energy efficiency and it will force companies to use this resource in a responsible manner.

“Without clean, secure and affordable electricity Chile will not become a developed country,” the president was quoted as saying.

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