Spotlight: Chile’s 2020 diesel, renewable and hydro pipeline

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Despite a plan to phase out carbon-based generation, and even though it is becoming less useful for the system, Chile’s diesel generation park keeps growing.

According to energy watchdog CNE, considering projects for which it already has a connection date, 4,618MW of new capacity are expected to enter operation in 2020. Of this, 441MW are from diesel backup generators – the only type of thermal units expected to come online during the year…read more

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