Decarbonization plan for the electrical system
The government released a plan detailing the coal phase out of the electrical system, a technology that adds up to over 5 GW of installed capacity in Chile. The plan is made in agreement with the coal-fired plant owners/operators. The objective is to phase out or reconvert all coal-fired power plants no later than 2040. The first phase, planned to be completed by 2024, will decomission 11 units (31% of installed capacity, 1731 MW). The National Electrical System had 28 coal-fired units as of June 2020, concentrated in six communes. At that time, 3 of the 28 had already been phased out.
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