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Opportunities and Domestic Barriers to Clean Energy Investment in Chile


International Institute for Sustainable Development


Annie Dufey


1 June 2010

This document provides a view of the clean energy market for electricity generation in Chile. The document is structured as follows. Section two describes the main trends of the Chilean electricity market, and clean energy production in particular, in terms of: the current situation and future projections; investment trends; greenhouse gas emissions in the sector; and the regulatory, institutional, and investment frameworks. Section three deals with the main incentives to clean energy production in Chile, both in terms of the general investment climate and specific clean energy production incentives. Section four identifies the main economic, regulatory, technical, and financial barriers to clean energy production in Chile. Section five concludes and establishes policy recommendations to promote a more wide-scale and integrated development of clean energy production in Chile.