Chile experts suggest to admit renewable energy consortia to power tenders
Sep 17, 2013 - Chile could stimulate renewable energy by allowing consortia combining wind, solar and mini hydroelectric plants to compete for supplies to power distributors, daily Diario Financiero said, quoting an analysis of academics of the Federico Santa Maria Technical University and the University of Chile.
The consortia will be able to offer a constant electricity flow throughout the day and adapt to variations in the demand of the distributors.
Additionally, the mix of different types of renewable energy reduces the need of thermal backup reserve, the costs of the system and the risk of failure of the units.
Chile has created a programme to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% of its electricity output by 2025.
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