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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Renewable energy transition: a market-driven solution for the energy and environmental concerns in Chile Published: 31 October 2017
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, doi: 10.1007/s10098-017-1434-x
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Chile: Paving the way for sustainable energy planning Published: 28 December 2016
Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, doi: 10.1080/15567249.2014.977464
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations The development of market power in the Spanish power generation sector: Perspectives after market liberalization Published: 01 September 2016
Energy Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.06.029
Highlights•Competition and regulation in the Spanish electricity market.•The methodology applied in this study: ex-post structural and behavioral measures.•Key dominant companies behaved more competitively in recent periods.•Important structural and regulatory changes in the Spanish electricity market. AbstractThis paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the market power problem in the Spanish power generation sector and examines how and to which extent the market has developed in terms of market power concerns after the market liberalization reforms. The methodology applied in this study includes typical ex-post structural and behavioral measures employed to estimate potential for market power, namely: concentration ratios (CR) (for the largest and the three largest suppliers), the Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI), Entropy, Pivotal Supply Index, the Residual Supply Index and Residual Demand Elasticity (RDE). The results are presented for the two largest Spanish generating companies (Endesa and Iberdrola) acting in the Iberian Electricity Market (MIBEL), and in the Spanish Day-ahead electricity market. The results show evidence that these companies have behaved much more competitively in recent periods than in the beginning of the market liberalization. In addition, the paper discusses important structural and regulatory changes through market liberalization processes in the Spanish Day-ahead electricity market.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Investorss Perspectives on Barriers to Renewables Deployment in Chile Published: 01 January 2016
SSRN Electronic Journal, doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2761587
In the last decade, the importance of exploiting significant long-term potential of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in Chile has increased significantly as fossil fuel prices rise and concerns regarding climate change issues grow, posing an important threat to its economy. However, to date, the advancement rate of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in the country has been very limited in practice due to various barriers. For this reason, identifying and mitigating the main barriers that hamper the advancement of RETs is necessary to the successful deployment of these technologies. Based on data collected from a questionnaire survey and interviews conducted among the major renewable project developers, the major barriers in the adoption of renewable energy technologies in the Chilean context are identified and also ranked in importance. Our findings show that the most significant barriers include "grid connection constraints and lack of grid capacity, longer processing times for large number of permits", "land and/or water lease securement" and "limited access to financing". Furthermore, we discuss the most critical ones in detail together with policy recommendations to overcome them.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Solar PV Planning Toward Sustainable Development in Chile: Challenges and Recommendations Published: 06 October 2015
The Journal of Environment & Development, doi: 10.1177/1070496515606175
Over the past decade, the promotion of renewable energy projects in Chile, especially solar energy projects, has become increasingly important, as energy dependence from foreign fossil fuels has increased and concerns regarding climate change continue to grow, posing a significant challenge to the local economy. Even though recent developments toward a more sustainable energy matrix in Chile have significantly increased the investment in the solar energy sector, social and environmental fragilities, combined with the lack of well-functioning institutions and the historical marginalization of indigenous communities who have been affected by several energy projects, result in gradually increasing conflictive situations. Unless proper mechanisms are designed and implemented to rapidly and correctly address these challenges, Chile could miss the opportunities that solar energy projects can provide to the development of its communities and to the economic growth of its regions. This article studies solar photovoltaics planning in Chile, focusing on the recent developments and the main challenges ahead, and proposes policy recommendations for effectively addressing these challenges.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Investors’ Perspectives on Barriers to the Deployment of Renewable Energy Sources in Chile Published: 30 April 2015
Energies, doi: 10.3390/en8053794
In the last decade, the importance of exploiting Chile’s Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) has increased significantly, as fossil fuel prices have risen and concerns regarding climate change issues grown, posing an important threat to its economy. However, to date, the advancement of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in the country has been very limited due to various barriers. For this reason, identifying and mitigating the main barriers that hamper the advancement of RETs is necessary to allow the successful deployment of these technologies. Based on data collected from a questionnaire survey and interviews conducted among the major renewable project developers, the authors identify and rank the major barriers to the adoption of renewable energy technologies in Chile. Our findings show that the most significant barriers include “grid connection constraints and lack of grid capacity”, “longer processing times for a large number of permits”, “land and/or water lease securement” and “limited access to financing”. Furthermore, we discuss the most critical barriers in detail together with policy recommendations to overcome them.