Renewable energies exceed 70% participation in the energy matrix

Inspenet, April 22, 2023

Renewable energies continue to break records in Chile. Last February, they reached a historic figure of 71.4% participation. According to statistical data from Acera (Chilean Association of Renewable Energies and Storage AG) , this figure was made up of 77.8% solar energy and 17.4% wind energy, in terms of Non-Renewable Energies. Conventional (ERNC).

From January 2019 to date, 90% of the maximum participation of Renewable Energies in the national energy matrix has occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. This accounts for the importance of daylight hours and, with it, of solar generation in the matrix.

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Renewable energies exceed 70% participation in the energy matrix in Chile

“These hours are still important, since, with the use of batteries, which are beginning to gain ground and we hope will be the norm in a few more years, the maximums could even occur at night, in which the demand of energy is greater and, therefore, generate a greater diversification of sources”, explains Pablo Ceppi, Chief Executive Officer of Solek Chile.

With the implementation of this technology, if, for example, there was a contingency in a thermoelectric or hydroelectric plant, solar energy could supply the demand in this type of situation.

The adoption of batteries would also help to mitigate another effect, linked to prices per hour, managing to supply photovoltaic energy at times when there is no sunlight, promoting greater competitiveness of this type of energy with other sources that feed the array at night.

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