The energy transition, as a powerful phenomenon in progress, not only challenges us to get on board, but also to lead it, as a country with privileged conditions. This new vision around energy development opens up a great space for innovation and value creation.
Chile has the opportunity to use energy as a key pillar to achieve productive, inclusive and sustainable development. The country has solar, wind, geothermal and marine sources and with these, the opportunity to capture clean and abundant electricity.
Likewise, the energy transition requires major changes in society with regards with how we use and consume energy. Energy efficiency becomes a key part of this, since there is no better energy than the one which is not consumed.
Fundación Chile has been committed to energy efficiency and the development of clean energy for the country for more than a decade:
A proposal for Chile
In 2009, Fundación Chile was one of the founding organizations of the Executive Committee of Energy Scenarios (known in Spanish as Comité Ejecutivo de Escenarios Energéticos), a multi-sectoral dialogue platform in which key actors representing diverse visions of the Chilean society participated.
It was born with the objective of rethinking the future of energy and influencing public policies in this regard. The initiative has contributed to the discussion of crucial issues for the development of the sector. It has generated numerous proposals and inputs that were added to the formulation of the Energy Policy 2050.
The 5 Ds
In 2018, Escenarios Energéticos launched for Chile the document «The Future of Energy in Chile; Change and Trends Factors», where they propose to work based on three key trends or mega trends for the future of the energy sector. This has the objective of contributing to meeting the goal established in the National Energy Policy: that by 2053, 60% of the energy matrix comes from renewable energies.