28 June 2012
The Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress (CIREC), 4-5 September 2012 in Santiago, will discuss issues surrounding accessing the grid and transmission and distribution networks in Chile, organizers today said.
CIREC, designed to examine the opportunities and assess the challenges that lie ahead, will bring together over 300 local and international players, government officials and investors from the solar, wind and geothermal power industries.
Growth is expected in the Chilean renewables sector with work already started on large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects. The Chilean Ministry of Energy plans four tenders for renewable energy, including Latin America’s first CSP plant and a tender in October for geothermal drilling and exploration.
As Europe remains in the clutch of a crisis of confidence and the USA production tax credits are on hold until further notice, Latin America — Chile in particular — offers opportunities for developers, manufacturers and renewable experts who want to maintain investor confidence by accessing new markets, CIREC organizers say.