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Bill that promotes the interconnection between electrical systems was dispatched

8 January, 2014

The Project will encourage the entry of Non-Conventional Renewable Energy (NCRE), optimizing the conjoint operation of the system, providing better support along with reducing the electric prices by increasing competition in the market. The Congress sent the Project that reformulates the Electric Service General Law that empowers the Executive in promoting the interconnection of independent electric systems, such as the Grand North Interconnected System (SING) and the Interconnected System (SIC). The initiative finished its final legislative process by unanimity in the Senate Chamber, where the changes introduced by the Lower Chamber were approved. This way the text was able to be promulgated by the President of the Republic. The Energy Minister, Jorge Bunster assisted to the Parliament, stating that he valued the dispatch of the initiative.  The Minister of Energy emphasized that “this project is of great relevance for the country because it empowers the State to impulse initiatives of interconnection either through the Minister of Energy or the National Energy Commission”. Along with the appraisal of the initiative, the Secretary of State addressed the benefits that the project will bring to the country, saying that “it will facilitate the entry of non-conventional renewable energy, optimizing the conjoint operation of the electric system, providing support and giving better supply security, also reducing the costs of energy through the transfer of efficient electricity and increasing competition in the market”. Minister Bunster precised that the electric agenda was treated with urgency and that included the Law that speeds up the delivering of Electric Concessions and the Law to promote Non-Conventional Renewable Energy. (Link: http://www.minenergia.cl/ministerio/noticias/generales/congreso-nacional-despacha-proyecto-de.html)

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