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
19.1
million
Germany
83
million

Sources: INE, 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
1118
Petajoule
Germany
9503
Petajoule

Source: IEA (2018)

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
44 %
(provisional data)
Germany
42.6 %

Sources (2019)

Chile: Coordinador, Energia Abierta, Acera

Germany: BMWi, AEE, Agora

Clean Energy Goals for 2050

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 are also intermediate targets of 35% to 40% share by 2025 and 55% to 60% by 2035.

Chile
70 %
Non Conventional Renewables
Germany
80 %
Non Conventional Renewables

Source: BMWi (2017); ME (2015)

Chile: Energy 2050

Germany: EEF 2017 - German Renewable Energy Sources Act 2017  

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

In the wake of the COP25 presided by Chile in December 2019, several events in the framework of the German-Chilean Partnership took place. Representatives of the partners have met in both Germany and Chile and discussed challenges and possible solutions. Through its initiatives and activities, the partnership continues to enhance the bilateral cooperation and supports the transformation of our energy systems.

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

more (in person & virtual) events soon

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

Brochure

Chilean National Hydrogen Strategy

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Brochure

German National Hydrogen Strategy

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Video

Video Energy Transition in Chile

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Archive

Carbon Neutrality and NDCs (Chilean Ministry of Energy)

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Video

The Energiewende - it's good for the environment and the economy

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Video

Video "The Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania"

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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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