PUBLIC-PRIVATE INITIATIVE:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY


We believe that Chile can reduce energy consumption at a national level, as a way of making a direct impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions.

In a coordinated way, together with the ministries of Energy and Environment we joined in 2016 United for Efficiency, the international initiative of the UN Environment Programme, a global effort of 65 countries around the world to promote energy efficiency.

At a national level, Fundación Chile created a model for the large-scale replacement of high-consumption electrical appliances that began with lighting and will later continue with other appliances.

 

BASED ON THREE PILLARS

Replacement model for energy efficiency:

  • Coordination between different sectors


    Promote energy efficiency through comprehensive and coordinated solutions among different actors.

  • Improve access to efficient technology


    Make available, along with brands and retailers, efficient technology devices at an affordable price for different socioeconomic sectors.

  • Citizen awareness


    Create a culture of energy efficiency in the community, that not only generates an impact on family energy consumption, but also allows for concrete action that positively impacts on the environment.

FIRST PILLAR / COORDINATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT SECTORS:

ACTORS

  • Ministry of Energy and the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (known in Spanish as SEC)


    They worked on the proposal of MEPS (minimum energy efficiency standard) and labeling, which also included the input of the entire industry. There was a collaborative work between the SEC and the testing laboratories to update the protocols and develop new energy efficiency standards for lighting.

  • Ministry of Environment


    The foundations of the Extended Producer Responsibility Law (known in Spanish as REP) were laid for the WEEE priority product.

  • Brands, municipalities, Ministry of Energy and Regional Heads of Energy


    Mobilize the market, raise public awareness and carry out large-scale lighting replacement.


Potential for energy savings for household users by 2030 with the implementation of the U4E initiative in Chile

 

  • 42%

    Lighting

  • 26%

    Refrigerators

  • 15%

    Engines

  • 9%

    Conditioners

  • 8%

    Transformers

Why get started with lighting?

Because it represents the greatest potential for saving energy consumption in the whole country, implementing replacement models and updating device standards and their efficiency.

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