Chile's Coquimbo region to have renewables map - report
Chile's Coquimbo region is working on a map of renewable energy sources to speed up investments in this segment, daily El Dia said Monday, quoting local officials.
The region has the potential for both solar and wind power generation and wants to define a public policy based on the map, Agapito Santander from the regional government said.
The government will give a special attention to solar power potential, considering utility-scale, distributed and micro-grid generation. Coquimbo already has some 600 MW of installed wind farms and almost 1,600 MW of renewable energy projects with environmental permits, according to the energy ministry.
The map will identify opportunities within the regional market and will propose a model of energy development. It will be helpful in reducing the carbon footprint of the industry, according to Cristian Osorio, manager of local development agency Corporacion Regional de Desarrollo Productivo.
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