Recent Geothermal Industry Activity And The Market For Electric Power In Chile

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Conference Paper: Recent Geothermal Industry Activity And The Market For Electric Power In Chile

Abstract
The Chilean government enacted a Geothermal Law in January 2000, establishing a framework to acquire geothermal exploration and development concessions. The stateowned oil company, the Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP), working with both public and private partners, has initiated an aggressive exploration effort, conducting geologic and geophysical surveys in key prospects directed at different markets in the north and south. Chile imports more than 75% of all of its energy, and its primary supplier of natural gas, Argentina, is experiencing a severe economic crisis. This has affected both the reliability and the price of gas exports to Chile. As a result of this crisis geothermal power in Chile has become more attractive for both economic and strategic reaqons

Authors 
Gonzalo Salgado and Gregory Raasch








Published 
GRC, 2002





DOI 
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Citation

Gonzalo Salgado,Gregory Raasch. 2002. Recent Geothermal Industry Activity And The Market For Electric Power In Chile. In: (!) ; (!) ; (!) . (!) : GRC; p. (!)