In recent years, hundreds of investors have been chosen in the electricity sector in Chile, and especially in the field of renewable energy. But wind and solar energy are not the only ones that attract the interest, which is another source of growth, which will be in force in 2019, is diesel production.
According to many actors, compared to recent trends, the closure of polluting power stations predominate in this situation, promoting a cleaner production. However, backing up of the system has been the key to protecting kidney energy protection.
Finally, in 2019, 14 power plants will be installed, with a total capacity of 512 MW. In this way, it will be the year after year to be the most active since 2009, with 1,259 MW emergency units rising to 1,259 MW in response to the Argentine gas crisis.
Prime Energy, in the US capital, will invest most with three complementary power stations that add 275 MW. Then, Los Guindos Generación, General Electric subsidiary, 132 MW electric power plant and Empresas Electricas Vallena, is home to a 64 MW power plant.
How did they win?
The energy that is not sustained by these plants, despite the higher cost, is a profitable business investor, though according to experts, even if the power station is maintained, it will pay equally for the use of power.
Hugh Rudnick, Systep's academic and director, said "more than twice the capacity of MW in the national electricity system, so it does not use diesel-type additional capacity properly.
A possible explanation is that these investors have access to very cheap diesel equipment (equipment used) to divert the most expensive equipment to the payment of power, "he said.
Meanwhile, Carlos Finat, Executive Director of the Chilean Association of Renewable Energy Association (Acera), expressed a more critical opinion and said "a business is not supplying electricity altogether."
"These are central power stations that are very costly, because they are the most expensive systems, so they have a low probability of shipment, which is the only backup, which is the power of renting their rent, which responds to the system's needs, but not the systems today in quantity for days.
Currently, the system already has 3,000 MW support and this year it will add 500 MW more. He has more than one third of this order system and does not compare it with any international standard, "he said.