An interesting session of the study called ‘Self-government and energetic decentralization in Chile: advantages, challenges and projects’ will take place in the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Diego Portales (441 Ejército Libertador avenue, Toesca subway station) on October 6.

Some of the topics that will be covered are the political and philosophical aspects of decentralization, solar self-consumption and the experience of renewable energy projects.

The registration to this event, which has the support of UDP and ACESOL, is free. You only need to click here to confirm your attendance.

We would like to invite you to check the activity program which will take place between 9:00 A.M. and 13:00 P.M.


8:40 – 9:10: Participant registration

9:10 – 9:20: Greetings and program presentation

Block 1

Political and philosophical aspects of decentralization and self-government of energy: challenges and advantages.

9:20 – 9:40: Solar self-consumption in Chile: analysis of GIZ project results: Matthias Grandel, Lead Renewable Energy Counsel of GIZ Chile.

9:40 – 10:00: Quilpué: public works for a more energy-efficient city: Ariel Markovits Rojas, Technical Works Counsel from Quilpué city hall.

10:00 – 10:20: PHOENIX house (house for Emergency Post—Natural Impact Extreme): Sebastián Rojas Vera, architect and Casa Fenix Team Leader (Solar Decathlon Paris 2014).

Block 2

Presentation of examples of already finished installation projects or projects working with NCRE. Three people with experience in the renewable energy sector will present about Chilean installations and energy decentralization projects.

10:20 – 10:50: Solar Thermal Energy applications for heat and refrigeration processes: José Miguel Cardemil, researcher of the Energy and Sustainable Development Center UDP.

10:50 – 11:10: Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:40: Energy generation and sale of various renewable sources: Jorge Cano Torres, in charge of KDM Energy Development and Project Area.

11:40 – 12:10: Electrification with photovoltaic installations of rural areas not connected to the grid: Mario Méndez Lermanda, Technical Manager of Maritec Solar.

Block 3

Presentation about calculation and simulation software, for complete and decentralized renewable energy systems.

12:10 –13:00: Polysun simulation software for decentralized renewable energy systems: Andreas Wolf, Manager of Vela Solaris for South America.