"Chile Power Report Q4 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Oct 24 2014

Chile is one of the most attractive markets in Latin America, with political stability, abundant natural resources and a healthy economic growth outlook all adding to its appeal. In terms of energy, however, Chile's unique geography, particularly the considerable distances between urban areas and potential sources of power, creates challenges in the electricity market. Moreover, h ydroelectricity accounts for about one- third of production, and is a sector shrouded in regulatory uncertainty and weighed down by lengthy appeals processes. While rumours of new hydro projects abound, there is no guarantee these proposals will become a reality any time soon . As a result, the country is attempting to grow the thermal and renewable sectors in an effort to cope with growing consumer and industrial demand for electricity . In the thermal sector, gas-fired projects are gaining ground and are particularly appeal ing because of their reliability when compared to renewable sources of power. That said, renewable energy will continue to play an increasing role in the electricity mix, with solar and wind power projects particularly popular.

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Domestic demand for energy in Chile is growing, and as electricity generation struggles to keep up with the pace of demand, energy shortages are feared, and price hikes are already emerging. As a consequence, in May the country's recently-elected president Michelle Bachelet announced a USD650mn investment plan aimed at reducing energy costs and fostering investment in new sources of energy. The energy strategy outlines plans to reduce marginal electricity costs on the domestic Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC) grid (which covers Santiago and central Chile) by 30% by 2018, with household electricity prices to fall by 25% over the next ten years. In addition to lower prices, the plan is likely to have significant additional implications for the sector, including:

* A focus on investment in renewable...

The Chile Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Chile Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

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