EWT involved in Chile’s Energy Route 2018 – 2022 workshops

April 25, 2018

Santiago, April 24, 2018 – EWT, the world’s leading turbine supplier for localized energy generation, participated in one of Chile’s ‘Energy Route’ workshop series to develop the countries energy strategy for the next 4 years.

Early April Chile’s Energy Minister Susana Jiménez, launched the Energy Route 2018-2022 initiative. This ‘Energy Route’ will be developed based on a series of workshops held across the country with input from various stakeholders from the public and private sectors and civil society. Some of the key challenges that will be tackled during these workshops are modifying the electricity distribution law, promoting self-generation, and citizen participation in energy projects.

EWT is one of the key companies that is pushing for more distributed renewable energy projects in Chile, and for this initiative EWT was invited to participate in the ‘Energy Route’ workshop held on April 23rd in Coyhaique, Aysén region. In this region, EWT is currently developing a distributed wind project with 3 wind turbines producing 1MW of power each and which will be connected to the medium sized electricity system of Aysén. The project will provide cost-effective clean energy in a remote location, making it possible to replace more expensive diesel with affordable wind energy.

Alejandro Arriagada, BD Manager Chile at EWT, participated in the workshop and had the opportunity to share the vision and experience of EWT in localized energy generation projects in remote locations. With project experience like in Chile, remote communities in Alaska or bringing renewable energy to off grid locations such as the Greek islands, EWT has knowledge in dealing with the various challenges of remote locations during development, installation and operation. The insights shared by Alejandro Arriagada, were key take-aways for the development of the ‘Energy Route’ strategy for the next 4 years.

The workshop was attend by the Energy Minister, Susana Jiménez, Mr. Ricardo Irarrázabal, Sub-secretary of Energy, Mrs. Geoconda Navarrete, regional superintendent of Aysén and several relevant authorities and organizations of the Aysén region.

An official document with the outcomes of the ‘Energy Route’ workshops will be published on the website of the Ministry of Energy of Chile: www.minenergia.cl

From left to right: Sr. Ricardo Irarrázabal, Subsecretario de Energía; Sra. Susana Jiménez, Ministra de Energía; Sr. Alejandro Arriagada, Business Development Manager EWT.