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Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania

Germany and Chile work together to enhance energy efficiency, make greater use of renewable energy, increase efforts for decarbonization and deliver on their international commitments. Together they are transforming their energy systems for the future and open up new fields of business.

We provide a forum for high level political dialogue and bring together representatives from different sectors in order to support a broader use of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Facts & Figures

Population

Both Chile and Germany are pioneers of renewable energy in their respective region of the world. Accordingly, both countries have set off for a socially sustainable carbon phase-out.

Chile
19.7
million
Germany
83.1
million

Sources (2020)

Chile: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas

Germany: Destatis
 

Total Final Energy Consumption

Both countries are important energy producers, but still heavily rely on the import of fossil fuels on a large scale. Chile´s import quota for primary energy is around 70%. Just like Germany however, it has a steady increase of renewables in its energy production. One of Chile´s biggest assets for the future is its potential of over 1,800 GW in clean power.

Chile
1260.93
Petajoule
Germany
9420.3
Petajoule

Share of RES generation (of gross electricity generation)

Germany is among the leading countries of renewable energy generation. Despite the size of its economy, Germany has managed to steadfastly increase its renewable electricity generation. The integration of increasing shares of variable renewable energy sources into the power grid is an example of lessons learned that Germany is sharing with Chile.

Likewise, Chile has been rapidly increasing its renewable energy generation in the past years. The country harbours enormous renewable energy potential. Crucial energy reforms have set the institutional and regulatory basis for the energy transition, facilitating private investments.

Chile
45.81 %
Germany
50.5 %

Sources (2020)

Chile: Comisión Nacional de Energía

Germany: Strom-Report.de, energy-charts.de, AGEE-Stat BMWi

 

Clean Energy Goals

Both Germany and Chile have set themselves ambitious 2050 goals for the transformation of their power sectors. While Chile’s 2050 goal includes large-scale hydropower that is already in operation, the country’s expansion targets mainly focus on non-conventional renewables. The Latin country will have reached 20% NCRE by the end of 2019. (An interim goal for 2035 is a 60% share, including large hydropower.) In Germany, electricity supply should be at least 80 percent renewable by 2050. There is also the intermediate target of 65% by 2030.

Chile
60 %
Non Conventional Renewables
Goals for 2035
Germany
65 %
Non Conventional Renewables
Goals for 2030

About the Energy Partnership

Hugo Muñoz / GIZ
© Hugo Muñoz / GIZ

The German-Chilean Energy Partnership became operational in April 2019. Partners are the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME). The Partnership has a full-time secretariat in Santiago de Chile. GIZ, the executive body of the partnership, can look back to more than ten years of successful cooperation with the Chilean Ministry of Energy.

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What we can do for you

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Support Political Dialogue

The German-Chilean Energy Partnership is a platform supporting a high-level intergovernmental dialogue on energy matters. We prepare and facilitate high-level meetings. We organize the exchange between relevant institutions in Germany and Chile.

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Promote Best-Practice Exchange

Nobody is forced to repeat the mistake of the other. To learn from one another is therefore key to the German-Chilean Energy Partnership. We arrange and accompany expert delegations. We organize workshops and trainings-on-the-job. All for the sake of promoting what is already there: best-practice.

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Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business, facilitate access to decision-makers and help you make your position being heard in the partnership countries.

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Enhance Energy Transition Communication

Clear communication translates undertakings into understanding. We communicate the Energiewende here and there.

Milestones

2021 is an important year. Chile has positioned itself on the world’s energy and climate stage, for instance as the host for the COP25 in December 2019, and for the important Clean Energy Ministerial 12 and Mission Innovation 6 in May 2021. Now, we are just a couple months from the COP26, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. With this in mind, the work of the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania stays relevant and will be further deepened. Through the joint support of Chilean and German partners, our partnership continues to enhance bilateral exchanges and supports the transformation of our energy systems.

28
September
2021
28 September 2021

Webinar: "Entrepreneurship in Energy"

23
September
2021
23 September 2021

Workshop: "Developing Energy Transition Scenarios for Chile"

25
August
2021
25 August 2021

Webinar: "Energy Efficiency in Buildings"

27
July
2021
27 July 2021 Santiago

Webinar "Carbon capture analysis for the production of synthetic fuels in Chile"

29
June
2021
29 June 2021 Santiago | Berlin

Chile and Germany Sign Agreement for Green Hydrogen Cooperation

31
May
2021
31 May 2021 Santiago | Worldwide

Clean Energy Ministerial 12 / Mission Innovation 6

06
May
2021
06 May 2021 Santiago | Berlin

Virtual Study Tour "Electromobility with Hydrogen"

17
March
2021
17 March 2021 Santiago | Berlin

2nd Steering Committee Meeting: Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania

02
December
2020
02 December 2020 Berlin | Santiago (& Magallanes)

BWMi Hands Over First Approval Notice for International Green H2 ‘Haru Oni’ PtX project in Chile

03
November
2020
03 November 2020 Santiago

Chile Presents National Strategy to Become a World Leader in Green Hydrogen

28
September
2020
28 September 2020 Germany (virtual)

Practical Applications of Hydrogen in Germany | Virtual Study Tour H2

01
September
2020
01 September 2020 Santiago | Berlin et. al.

Chile: "Hidden Champion" of Green Hydrogen - Exclusive Dialogue with Chilean Energy Minister Jobet

23
April
2020
23 April 2020 Santiago | Berlin

COVID 19 and its implications for the energy sector | Virtual Meeting

02
April
2020
02 April 2020 Santiago | Berlin

GREEN HYDROGEN REGULATORY CHALLENGES | Virtual Meeting with German Companies

29
January
2020
29 January 2020 Santiago | Berlin

1st Steering Committee Meeting: Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania | Video conference

09
December
2019
09 December 2019 COP25, Madrid

1st Bilateral Meeting: Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania

09
December
2019
09 December 2019 COP25, Madrid

COP 25 Side Events: ENERGIEWENDE ─ The Way Ahead // COAL-EXIT STRATEGIES

19
November
2019
19 November 2019 Three-day stay focusses on H2 & electro mobility

Study tour of Chilean Ministry of Energy in Germany

22
October
2019
22 October 2019 Impacts of drought in the hydroelectric sector

Innovation & Bavarian Technology for Water Management

15
July
2019
15 July 2019 High-Level Political Forum

Just transition, but how?

Events

31 October 2021

COP26

The 2021 Conference of the Parties, also know as COP26, is the latest edition of this meeting, where signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convene to assess progress in dealing with climate change. Its also a meeting point for the Kyoto Protocol signatories, and Paris Agreement signatories.

This year’s edition will see the so called “ratchet mechanism” in play; ever since COP21 and the Paris Agreement, countries must update and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every five years, to raise the ambition to mitigate climate change.

28 October 2021

Energy Challenge Germany - Kick-off

The Bayern State Representation for South America and AHK Chile invite you to participate in the Kick-off of the Energy Challenge Germany. A programme that takes place in the framework of the Energy Partnership Chile-Germany together with our partners WERK1, Fraunhofer Ventures, and SpinnLab on October 28th at 9am in Chile / 2pm in Germany.

28
October
2021
27 October 2021

Webinar "Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Best Practices"

There’s a widespread consensus that climate protection is only possible through a significative reduction of energy consumption and green-house gases’ emission in the building sector. At the same time, there are intense discussions about which instruments are adequate to reach the Paris Agreement’s goals.

Due to these reasons, AHK Chile, together with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Fraunhofer Society, in the framework of the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania, have organized a series of webinars about “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. Its second episode, titled "Best Practices", will answer questions such as "How to invest in energy efficiency measures to save money?" and "What are examples of current good practice?".

27
October
2021
13 October 2021

7th Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group) Highlight

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The seventh roundtable "Business to Government" focused on Distributed Generation with Renewable Energies. It is one of the roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

13
October
2021
28 September 2021

Webinar "Entrepreneurship in Energy"

On September 28, the webinar “Entrepreneurship in Energy” took place, which highlighted the role of public policies as catalyst for innovation, and the role of entrepreneurship in the service of the energy transition. This webinar was organised by AHK Chile, AHK Mexico and the Bayern Representation, in collaboration with the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania.

28
September
2021
23 September 2021

Workshop "Developing Energy Transition Scenarios for Chile"

On September 22nd and 23rd, the IASS Potsdam Institute, in the framework of the project “Investigating the Systemic Impacts of the Global Energy Transition (ISIGET)” and in collaboration with the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania, held a series of workshops to develop possible future scenarios based on variables defined through stakeholders interviews, including representatives from the Ministry of Energy, members from the civil society, academia, NGOs, and actors from the financial, industrial and innovation sectors.

The results and also an international exchange with other countries participating in the ISIGET project are expected for the year 2022.

23
September
2021
25 August 2021

Webinar "Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Large Buildings"

There’s a widespread consensus that climate protection is only possible through a significative reduction of energy consumption and green-house gases’ emission in the building sector. At the same time, there are intense discussions about which instruments are adequate to reach the Paris Agreement’s goals.

Due to these reasons, AHK Chile, together with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Fraunhofer Society, in the framework of the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania, have organized a series of webinars about “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. Its first episode, titled "Large Buildings", took place on August 25th, seeking to delve in the possibilities for constructing more energy-efficient large buildings and to identify where and how to invest to achieve short-term benefits and savings.

25
August
2021
27 July 2021

Webinar "Carbon Capture Technologies and their potential in Chile"

GIZ Chile’s 4e program, in the framework of the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania, together with the Ministry of Energy, organized the webinar “Carbon Capture Technologies and their potential in Chile”, on July 27.

During this webinar, the study “Carbon capture analysis for the production of synthetic fuels in Chile”, which compares the different technologies for CO2 capture, both at an atmospheric level and directly from inevitable sources, was shown. Another topic discussed was the potential for CO2 capture from industrial inevitable sources in Chile, identifying its necessary conditions and the relevant industrial sectors where this technology could be applied.

27
July
2021
14 July 2021

6th Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group) Highlight

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The sixth roundtable "Business to Government" focused on Blockchain Technology Applications in the Energy Sector. It is one of the roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

14
July
2021
30 June 2021

Webinar "Grid Expansion Planning"

In the framework of the Chilean-German Energy Partnership, on June 30th took place a webinar about the planification of transmission grids’ expansion. The invited German experts from the Bundesnetzagentur and 50 Hertz presented the planification processes, from a federal level up to the decision making by transmission operators, to the over 70 experts from the public and private sector in Chile.

This exchange provided insights on the international experience for long-term energy plans.

30
June
2021
24 June 2021

First "Local Business Council"

On June 24th, the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania had the pleasure to hold its first “Local Business Council” with German companies that are active or interested in Chile. This Business-to-Government meeting was jointly organized with the German Embassy in Chile, AHK Chile, and Fraunhofer Chile, and was an instance to discuss opportunities and challenges for the energy sector.

These inputs would be used to enrich the following bilateral political meetings between Chile and Germany.

08 June 2021

Cerro Dominador Solar Power Plant Inauguration

Cerro Dominador is the first Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Southamerica.

Thanks to its 10.600 mirrors, or heliostats, Cerro Dominador reflects solar radiation onto a thermal solar receiver atop a tower 250 metres high, melting salts up to 560°C. This molten salt is then circulated through an absorber, where steam is heated and then driven into a turbine. This project's capacity is rated at 110MW, enough to power over 380.000 houses, and will prevent the emission of roughly 640.000 tons of CO2 each year. Supplementing the CSP plant is an integrated 100 MW (peak) photovoltaic system: overall, this electricity generation complex can therefore produce an electrical peak power output of around 210 MW for feed-in into the Chilean national grid.

31 May 2021

CEM12/MI-6 Chile

The Clean Energy Ministerial was created in 2010 to encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. CEM members account for approximately 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Mission Innovation was launched in 2015, during the COP21, and focuses on innovation and technology for energy development.

The 12th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 6th Mission Innovation was held as a joint virtual event from May 31 to June 6, organized by the Chilean Ministry of Energy, with collaboration from GIZ.

The event brought together over 24 countries and the European Commission to share their progress in energy transition and the decarbonization of the global energy sector. This year’s edition saw the launch of the next phases for both initiatives, as well as over 60 hours of side events and trigger talks.

06 May 2021

Virtual Study Tour: "Electromobility with Hydrogen"

On May 6th, the latest version of the Virtual Study Tour took place. This consists of livestreams with five german H2 projects from different sectors, and aims at companies’ representatives, R&D institutions, and public sector actors from the transport sector who have interest in green hydrogen.

The Study Tour’s objective is to showcase the technology of these pioneer projects in H2, to inspire Chilean projects and adapt it to local conditions.

The programme includes, among other things, a virtual visit to a public transport hydrogen-fuelled buses project in Wuppertal; the largest hydrogen-mobility project in Germany, by GP JOULE; a fuel cell push boat; the Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train, and more.

This Virtual Tour is organized by AHK Chile and takes place within the framework of the Energy Partnership Chile-Germany, an alliance that seeks to increase energy efficiency, promote a greater use of renewable energy, and transform the energy systems of both countries for the future.

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28 April 2021

5th Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group)

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The fifth roundtable "Business to Government" focused on Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Systems. It is one of the roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

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06 April 2021

B2G Meeting after Hydrogen Forum "Tecnologías del Hidrógeno y la Producción de Combustibles Sintéticos"

Subsequent to the Chilean-German Forum about "Tecnologías del Hidrógeno y la Producción de Combustibles Sintéticos", the Energy Partnership brought together the participating German companies and regional secretaries of the Energy Ministry (SEREMIs) and the Metropolitan Public Transport Directory DTPM.

09 December 2020

4th Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group)

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The fourth roundtable "Business to Government" focused on District Heating. It is one of the roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

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28 September 2020

Virtual Study Tour H2 - Practical Applications of Hydrogen in Germany

Virtual Study Tour H2 - Practical Applications of #Hydrogen in #Germany

The delegation consisted of 30 companies plus the associated ministries @MinEnergia and  @BMWi_Bund, and was organized by @CAMCHAL in the framework of EnergyCLDE. The tour consisted of virtual visits to eight companies and happened from September, 28 to October, 2 2020.

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28 October 2020

3rd Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group)

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The third roundtable "Business to Government" focused on energy efficiency and energy management systems (EMS). It is one of three Business to Government Roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

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19 August 2020

2nd Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group)

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The second roundtable "Business to Government" with almost 50 participants focused on decarbonisation and transmission. It is one of three Business to Government Roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

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24 June 2020

1st Roundtable Energy Partnership - Business to Government (Energy Group)

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the AHK Chile is implementing the Roundtable Energy Partnership. Within the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, relevant energy and technology topics are discussed here with German and Chilean participants.

The first roundtable "Business to Government" with almost 50 participants focused on energy storage. It is one of three Business to Government Roundtables that aim to facilitate an exchange between the German energy industry and the Chilean government.

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02 June 2020

Mission Innovation (cancelled)

Mission Innovation

Ministerial meeting of 24 countries and the EU to accelerate the “Clean Energy Revolution”. This year Chile leads the Ministerial Planning Team.

cancelled due to Covid19 pandemic

02
June
2020
09 March 2020

Study tour Storage Solutions in Germany

Tour with 15 companies and institutions from Chile, in order to get to know state-of-the-art technology in storage, visit the Energy Storage Europe fair, agencies and companies from the energy sector as well as research institutes.

9-13th of March

09
March
2020
09 December 2019

1st Bilateral Meeting: Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania | COP25, Madrid

The German-Chilean Energy Partnership became operational in April 2019. The first Bilateral Meeting was held at the COP25 in Madrid.
Partners are the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME). The Partnership has a full-time secretariat in Santiago de Chile. GIZ, the executive body of the partnership, can look back to more than ten years of successful cooperation with the Chilean Ministry of Energy.
 

09
December
2019
09 December 2019

COP25 ─ ENERGIEWENDE: THE WAY AHEAD

03:30 – 05:00PM | GERMAN PAVILION
This COP25 side-event at the German Pavilion will bring together international stakeholders and decision makers of the global Energy Transition or “Energiewende” as it is called in German. They will discuss current policies, plans and strategies that are needed in order to decarbonise the energy sector further and make it comply with the goals of the Paris agreement. What is “the way ahead” for the global energy transition?
The side-event, taking place in the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership, will critically assess not only the German Energywende, but the global transformation, too.
As a take-away, participants should learn about best-practice examples, the do’s and dont’s of energy transitions and about how to further progress towards sustainable energy systems.

Maria Fernanda Suarez Londoño, Minister of Mining & Energy, Colombia
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Andrew McAlllister, Commissioner, Californian Energy Commission, USA
Anders Hoffmann, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Denmark
Claudio Seebach, Executive Chairman, Generators of Chile

Moderator: Antonella Battaglini, CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Concept Note

09
December
2019
09 December 2019

COP25 ─ COAL-EXIT STRATEGIES: MANAGING SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS AND SECURITY OF SUPPLY

05:15 – 06:45PM | GERMAN PAVILION

In the framework of the German-Chilean Energy Partnership a side-event will be hosted at the German Pavilion at COP25 presenting and discussing “Coal Exit Strategies: Managing Social Implications and Security of Supply”.
It will bring together representatives from national and subnational governments and civil society discussing how to make a coal exit socially acceptable, ensuring financial stability and security of supply of the countries in a post-coal era.
At the same time, and against the background of the fact that a number of countries have committed themselves to progressively phasing-out electricity production from coal and lignite, including Germany until 2038, this side-event aims to shed light on developing best-practice strategies for the phasing-out of coal in different countries around the globe.

Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Energy, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Mahi Sideridou, Managing Director, Europe Beyond Coal

Moderator: Katja Eisbrenner, Director Energy, Navigant Germany

Concept Note

09
December
2019
19 November 2019

Study tour of Chilean Ministry of Energy in Germany

22 October 2019

Innovation & Bavarian Technology for Water Mangement

15 July 2019

Just transition, but how?

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Media Elements

Report

"Cogeneration with Hydrogen Combustion Engines"

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Report

"Analysis of Carbon Capture for the Production of Synthetic Fuels in Chile"

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Executive summary: "Analysis of Carbon Capture for the Production of Synthetic Fuels in Chile"

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Report

"Conditions and Opportunities of Green Hydrogen Trade from Chile to Germany and Japan"

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Video

Grid Planning - The Energy Landscape of Tomorrow (SUB ENG)

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Webinar: "Carbon Capture Technologies and their potential in Chile" (ES)

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Partners

An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

www.bmwi.de

The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, allowing it to stay innovative in the long term and strengthen Germany’s social fabric. The Ministry has the legal, administrative and coordinating mandate to fulfill this mission, e.g. in the area of energy.

Ministerio de Energía de Chile

http://energia.gob.cl/

The Ministry of Energy was founded in 2010. With the government programmes "Energía 2050" and "Ruta Energética 2018-2022" concrete medium and long-term strategies for the energy sector have been laid out.

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

www.giz.de/en

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. It is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas and works in more than 120 countries.

In Cooperation with

Cámara Chilena-Alemano de Comercio e Industria - CAMCHAL/ German-Chilean Chamber of Industry and Commerce - CAMCHAL

https://chile.ahk.de/es/

The AHK Chile was founded in 1916 by German businessmen in the city of Valparaiso and is one of the oldest foreign chambers of commerce in the world. With more than 600 members, it is the largest binational chamber in Chile.

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