Chilean ESCO Business Market
Policy measure

According to ECLAC (2010), the Chilean ESCO business market is insufficiently developed, and as part of the National Energy-Efficiency Program (PPEE) one of the goals of the Commission is to improve this market and facilitate information for companies about which energy services are available in their particular sector.

Nevertheless, initiatives have been launched to provide energy efficiency services (Hansen, Langlois and Bertoldi, 2009):

  • In the 1980s the Companía Nacional de Energía (National Energy Company, CONADE) was created.

  • In the mid-1990s the French group Vivendi (which today is Veolia Environment) arrived. The group created ESENER S.A. in 1995 as an ESCO, offering services related to outsourcing the operation and maintenance of energy facilities.

  • In 2004 Dalkia purchased CONADE which led to the creation in Chile of the first line of business of different types of energy efficiency service contracts for industry among others. Today, Dalkia is the leading ESCO in Chile, combining both ESENER and CONADE.      

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.
No identified outcomes.

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), 2010. Energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and outlook. Chile: Santiago. 

Hansen, S.J., Langlois, P. and Bertoldi, P., 2009. ESCOs Around the World: Lessons Learned in 49 Countries. The Fairmont Press, Inc.