Voluntary Agreements in Chile
Policy measure

According to APERC (2009), voluntary agreements are an important aspect of the Chilean government’s strategy to increase the level of energy efficiency in the economy. To this end, the National Clean Production Council (Consejo Nacional de Producción Limpia) coordinates clean production accords which since 2006, has included energy efficiency as a component.

Implementation

The implementation of voluntary agreements in Chile has influenced many areas of industry. Some examples include (APERC, 2009):

  • In 2006, a Mining Working Group for Energy Efficiency was created. This is the only forum for sharing experiences in energy efficiency matters and 11 of the largest mining companies in Chile voluntarily participate in it.

  • In 2008, a Protocol Agreement for Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Mining was signed, and an energy management development programme was developed in 2007-2008 for small and medium-sized mining companies.

  • In 2007-2008, the first public-private pilot project for the replacement of motors in the mining industry was initiated and included the PPEE, the Sub-Secretariat of Mining, Pro Cobre and four mining companies as participants.

  • Energy efficiency was incorporated in the Clean Production Agreements which was signed with the industrial sector in 2006; a Cooperation Agreement for Energy Efficiency between the Chilean government and the metallurgical industry was signed in 2007; a Cooperation Agreement for Energy Efficiency was signed between the chemical industry and graphics printers in 2008.

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre), 2009. Peer Review on Energy Efficiency in Chile: Final Report. Available at: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc/PREE/PREE_Chile.pdf.