The smart grid solution from global IT solutions and business information services provider Telvent should ensure the SEC is better equipped to validate and analyze vital electric supply network information.
The project is one of the first smart metering-implementations in Chile. The wireless smart metering system is claimed to be one of the most advanced two way-communication systems on the market today allowing flexible tariffs, home automation and multi-utility business.
This will take account of developments, implementations and local and international experience of pilot projects. The connection of distributed generation is envisaged as a key benefit.
By Pablo Ramila and Hugh Rudnick
In the 1980s, Chile became a world pioneer when it introduced a series of reforms in the regulation of electricity. The objective of these reforms was to introduce market principles in the sector, so that society could benefit from greater efficiency.
The regulation – which was visionary for its time – maintained a reactive role, changing only when there were supply crises. This is why, in recent years, a series of regulatory modifications tending to reactivate the sector were introduced. However, this same sector was strongly affected due to a lack of investment and a high dependence on a fuel no longer available, Argentine natural gas.
By Jean Paul Zalaquett
Climate change is a challenge for governments, society and the business world, and therefore, every one of us from our sector should be very attentive in identifying and using all the tools that are available to us in order to confront this challenge.
The fourth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identified energy efficiency as one of the actions that are important in the fight to tackle climate change.
The regulation was approved with 95 votes in favor and one abstention.
The regulation provides a modification to the General Law of Electricity Services to enable residential end users with non conventional renewables or efficient co-generation facilities to inject excess energy into the grid. Such non conventional renewables are currently biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind and tidal power.
Minister of Energy,
Chile]Santiago de Chile --- (METERING.COM) --- May 31, 2010 - The introduction of net metering in Chile is one of the government’s priorities in the energy field, energy minister Ricardo Raineri has announced.
In an interview Raineri said within the next year the government hopes to have a bill that will support the development of smart networks on the electricity grid that will enable customers to provide energy to the system.