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.
Energy Efficiency Roundtable
Marcel Silva Gamboa of the Sustainable Energy Division of the Ministry of Energy presented the process of the energy efficiency bill which is currently in its third stage in Congress and contains measures and obligations according to the national energy roadmap. "The Ministry of Energy will issue a decree with criteria to specify the companies - which will initially be the large consumers - that must report their energy consumption and energy intensity," he explained.
Akamitl Quezada, expert in energy efficiency and energy services from the German Energy Agency (dena), reported on the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative in Germany. "In 2002, the first networks were formed and today there are 283. Of these, 74% are regional and 22% operate within certain sectors," he said. The Energy Efficiency Networks initiative began in 2014 and will enter its second phase next year, which will also include concrete measures for climate protection. "By 2025 we expect the creation of 350 new networks and a reduction of 6 million tonnes of CO2," Quezada said.
Javier Hueichapán, technical advisor of the project "Energy Efficiency in Mining" of the GIZ's 4e programme, referred to activities related to the future learning network for energy efficiency and emissions reduction. He indicated that they were working on adding additional content to the Industrial Energy Manager (IEM) diploma, in order to generate a Mining version. This Diploma already has 125 qualified energy managers after seven versions have been taught in three regions of the country. "From December this year, a web platform for Energy Efficiency in Mining will be available with technical information about energy efficiency measures and implemented projects, to inform and generate replicability in the sector. The project, which began in 2019 and will last until 2022, includes tailor-made technical support tools for small, medium and large mining companies, so that they can develop energy efficiency projects," Hueichapán said.
This third round table took place on 28 October.
The Energy Partnership between Chile and Germany started in April 2019. The partners are the German Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Chilean Ministry of Energy.