RGEI Webinar #35 – Chile’s Experience in Renewable Energy: Successes and Challenges

29 August 2023


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Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 
Time:13:00-14:00 (CET Time) / 19:00-20:00 (Beijing time)
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Virtual Webinar
Featured Guest Speaker: Mr. Sergio Barrientos

Guest Speaker: Mr. Sergio Barrientos

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Mr. Sergio Barrientos has a background in Industrial Civil Engineering, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Universidad de Chile. Since 2006 he has been the main partner and legal representative of Surenergia S.A., which develops energy investment projects (electricity generation and transmission). He is responsible for the engineering, community relations and environmental studies of the projects, as well as advising electricity companies in Chile and abroad, the Ministry of Energy, the National Energy Commission and the National Electricity Coordinator of Chile. Chairman of the GEIDCO Chile Committee. Former Director of Electricity Companies, Electricity and Natural Gas Associations and CIGRE Chile. Experience includes researcher in the Energy Research Programme, in the aforementioned Faculty. Responsible for planning and development in the Saesa and Frontel utilities, among other functions, in charge of the investment plan in electricity transmission and generation. In the Chilquinta Energía Group, Commercial Manager of Energas, a natural gas distributor; in the electricity sector, Commercial Assistant Manager, Regulation
Assistant Manager, Planning and Regulation Assistant Manager and finally Regulation, Engineering and Planning Manager. In his most recent position, he was responsible for the engineering and construction of electricity transmission projects.

About the CEM Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative
The RGEI Initiative was launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen/Malmö in May 2018. The RGEI aims to

  • Build consensus on facilitating the energy transition through an increased share of renewable energy in energy consumption and increased grid interconnection
  • Encourage CEM member countries to engage in the RGEI process and seize opportunities for cooperation
  • Discuss enabling policy and regulatory frameworks for regional and global energy system integration..

RGEI members: China, Chile, Finland, Korea, South Africa, United Arab Emirates.
RGEI OperatorGlobal Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO)
Contact: Zheng Zhu, / Yanqiu Bi,
CEM Coordinator: Melisande Liu,