3rd Steering Committee Meeting: Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME) held their third high-level political in the context of the Energy Partnership on November 7, 2022. Chilean Minister Dr. Diego Pardow Lorenzo and State Secretary Dr. Patrick Graichen met in the video conference to confirm established working lines and plan joint activities for this year.

It was decided to continue the successful exchange in the two working groups "Coal Phase-out, Renewables Phase-in" and "Carbon Neutral Innovations" on the topics Sustainable Green Hydrogen | EnergyEfficiency | Digitalisation | Transmission Expansion | Innovations for Carbon Neutrality | Coal Exit Strategies. Political and technical delegations to both Germany and Chile will be realised, as well.

In the Steering Committee, Minister Pardow and State Secretary Graichen agreed to continue the political and technological cooperation in our Task Force "Strengthening Cooperation on Green Hydrogen". We also sharpen our focus on the nexus Climate Protection & Energy.

Representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Chilean Embassy in Germany and the German Embassy in Chile also participated in the meeting.

The German-Chilean Energy Partnership became operational in April 2019. Partners are the German Ministry for Economy and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME). The Partnership has a full-time secretariat in Santiago de Chile.

Chilean Minister of Energy, Dr Diego Pardow; German State of Secretary at the BMWK, Dr Patrick Graichen