NON-CONVENTIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Chile is one of the most attractive countries to install non-conventional renewable energy projects in the world according to the RECAI (E&Y) index and has a Public Policy aimed at ensuring that 70% of the national electricity generation matrix comes from renewables by 2050. In Chile, growth rates of energy consumption are projected around 6 and 7% in 2020, reaching a demand of 100,000 GWh, which means increasing the supply by more than 8,000 MW in new generation projects (Min. Environment. National Energy Strategy 2012 – 2030). The Coquimbo Region is the most sustainable territory in Chile for the generation of electricity in Chile.
99.4% of energy production comes from renewable sources, one of the highest in the country. In addition, it houses more than 600 MW of installed capacity and plans to install more than 1,900 MW during the 2020/25 five-year period (Min. De Energía de Chile)
The Coquimbo Region has 32,724 hectares available as Energy Interest Zones, which are lands that do not compete with other uses for the land (natural, productive, cultural, unsuitable), and it is considered to be one of the regions with the greatest suitability for the development of wind and photovoltaic projects.