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Author (up) Agostini, C.A.; Armijo, F.A.; Silva, C.; Nasirov, S. doi  openurl
  Title The role of frequency regulation remuneration schemes in an energy matrix with high penetration of renewable energy Type
  Year 2021 Publication Renewable Energy Abbreviated Journal Renew. Energy  
  Volume 171 Issue Pages 1097-1114  
  Keywords Renewable energy; Frequency control; Ancillary services; Chile  
  Abstract Renewable energies (RE) in Chile and around the world have experienced outstanding growth in recent years. However, RE technologies such as solar photovoltaic and wind generate an imbalance between generation (offer) and consumption (demand) because of their intermittent and variable nature. Moreover, RE & rsquo;s natural variability makes it necessary for conventional technologies to play a significant role in adjusting for the imbalance in the electric system frequency. As variable RE penetration grows, the need for frequency regulation will increase and, depending on how those higher costs are financed, this could lead to a disincentive to invest in conventional plants that provide that service. In this paper we study the impact of increased photovoltaic energy penetration, the leading RE in Chile, on the profitability of different conventional generation technologies. Specifically, we analyze the role that the frequency control remuneration mechanism has on that impact. For this purpose, four different solar photovoltaic penetration scenarios are simulated in Chile & rsquo;s Northern System, comparing two payment criteria for frequency regulation services: i) a cost-based pricing system whose payments relate to the incurred costs and ii) a market-based pricing system where the marginal cost of providing the services is paid. The results show that as installed photovoltaic capacity increases, the average marginal cost of energy (operation cost) decreases due to a displacement of more expensive power plants, but at the same time, investment cost may increase. In the long run, contract prices change as a result of falling operational costs and rising investment cost, resulting in changes in the profitability of all technologies. Finally, while both cost-based and market-based systems reward the ability to regulate frequency, the technologies performing the regulation receive different payments for the service, affecting both their profitability and the incentives for investment.  
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  ISSN 0960-1481 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000637528400005 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1368  
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Author (up) Agostini, C.A.; Guzman, A.M.; Nasirov, S.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title A surplus based framework for cross-border electricity trade in South America Type
  Year 2019 Publication Energy Policy Abbreviated Journal Energy Policy  
  Volume 128 Issue Pages 673-684  
  Keywords Electricity regulation; Import/export of electricity; South America; Chile  
  Abstract The South American region has experienced a steady increase in its demand for electricity and faces several challenges in the development of the electricity sector. Among them, high fluctuations in hydro generation, high and volatile prices of fossil fuels, and environmental and social impacts associated to energy activities. Strengthening cooperation for cross-border electricity trade is considered a sustainable alternative for addressing these challenges. For the expansion of electricity trade among countries within the region, both infrastructure and a regulation that defines the conditions of the electric power exchanges between countries are required. A good regulatory framework would allow all market players to have access to the commercialization of energy with other countries in the region, guarantee that the treatment of exchanges is non-discriminatory, and maintain the efficiency, cost effectiveness and security characteristics operation of all electricity systems. In this context, this paper proposes a framework with the basic setting conditions for the import and export of energy from the “surplus” available for exchange. The empirical analysis of the regulatory proposal, based on simulations, shows that the exchange of energy from Chile with its neighboring countries is feasible in a clear and transparent manner, reducing the marginal costs of energy and the total cost of operation, keeping the average cost of generation relatively constant.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Sch Govt, Santiago, Chile, Email: Claudio.agostini@uai.cl;  
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  Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0301-4215 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000463688800064 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 995  
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Author (up) Agostini, C.A.; Nasirov, S.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title Solar PV Planning Toward Sustainable Development in Chile: Challenges and Recommendations Type
  Year 2016 Publication Journal Of Environment & Development Abbreviated Journal J. Environ. Dev.  
  Volume 25 Issue 1 Pages 25-46  
  Keywords solar energy; sustainability; development; Chile; policy challenges  
  Abstract Over the past decade, the promotion of renewable energy projects in Chile, especially solar energy projects, has become increasingly important, as energy dependence from foreign fossil fuels has increased and concerns regarding climate change continue to grow, posing a significant challenge to the local economy. Even though recent developments toward a more sustainable energy matrix in Chile have significantly increased the investment in the solar energy sector, social and environmental fragilities, combined with the lack of well-functioning institutions and the historical marginalization of indigenous communities who have been affected by several energy projects, result in gradually increasing conflictive situations. Unless proper mechanisms are designed and implemented to rapidly and correctly address these challenges, Chile could miss the opportunities that solar energy projects can provide to the development of its communities and to the economic growth of its regions. This article studies solar photovoltaics planning in Chile, focusing on the recent developments and the main challenges ahead, and proposes policy recommendations for effectively addressing these challenges.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Econ, Sch Govt, Santiago, Chile, Email: claudio.agostini@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Sage Publications Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1070-4965 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000370428400002 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 588  
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Author (up) Agostini, C.A.; Silva, C.; Nasirov, S. pdf  doi
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  Title Failure of Energy Mega-Projects in Chile: A Critical Review from Sustainability Perspectives Type
  Year 2017 Publication Sustainability Abbreviated Journal Sustainability  
  Volume 9 Issue 6 Pages 17 pp  
  Keywords energy mega-projects; Chile; environmental evaluation; sustainability  
  Abstract A number of successive energy crises over the last decade due to the lack of a balanced investment planning in the energy sector in Chile has led to a strong dependence on external sources and also doubled energy prices in the country, thus posing a significant challenge to the local economy. With the purpose of reaching long-term goals while simultaneously addressing short-term urgencies, Chile seeks to build a consistent and integrated energy policy in order to attract investment in the sector. Despite an overall attractive investment climate and encouraging market conditions in the country, the energy sector has been adversely affected, in particular, by the communities' opposition to mega-projects based on their expected environmental and social impacts. The study highlights recent experiences of energy generation mega-projects in terms of addressing aspects of sustainability. Based on these experiences, it discusses underdeveloped role of environmental evaluations and the main regulatory challenges ahead, recommending then public policies to effectively address these challenges.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Sch Govt, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: claudio.agostini@uai.cl;  
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  Publisher Mdpi Ag Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2071-1050 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000404133200195 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 745  
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Author (up) Ciarreta, A.; Nasirov, S.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title The development of market power in the Spanish power generation sector: Perspectives after market liberalization Type
  Year 2016 Publication Energy Policy Abbreviated Journal Energy Policy  
  Volume 96 Issue Pages 700-710  
  Keywords Competition; Market power; Spanish electricity market  
  Abstract This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the market power problem in the Spanish power generation sector and examines how and to which extent the market has developed in terms of market power concerns after the market liberalization reforms. The methodology applied in this study includes typical ex-post structural and behavioral measures employed to estimate potential for market power, namely: concentration ratios (CR) (for the largest and the three largest suppliers), the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI), Entropy, Pivotal Supply Index, the Residual Supply Index and Residual Demand Elasticity (RDE). The results are presented for the two largest Spanish generating companies (Endesa and Iberdrola) acting in the Iberian Electricity Market (MIBEL), and in the Spanish Day-ahead electricity market. The results show evidence that these companies have behaved much more competitively in recent periods than in the beginning of the market liberalization. In addition, the paper discusses important structural and regulatory changes through market liberalization processes in the Spanish Day ahead electricity market. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Ciarreta, Aitor] Univ Basque Country, Dept Fundamentos Anal Econ 2, BETS, Avda Lehendakari Aguirre 83, Bilbao 48015, Spain, Email: aitor.ciarreta@ehu.es;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0301-4215 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000381530700057 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 650  
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Author (up) Da Silva, C.; Astals, S.; Peces, M.; Campos, J.L.; Guerrero, L. pdf  doi
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  Title Biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests: Reducing test time by early parameter estimation Type
  Year 2018 Publication Waste Management Abbreviated Journal Waste Manage.  
  Volume 71 Issue Pages 19-24  
  Keywords Anaerobic digestion; Batch test; Biomethane potential; Kinetics; Modelling; Sensitivity functions  
  Abstract Biochemical methane potential (BMP) test is a key analytical technique to assess the implementation and optimisation of anaerobic biotechnologies. However, this technique is characterised by long testing times (from 20 to > 100 days), which is not suitable for waste utilities, consulting companies or plants operators whose decision-making processes cannot be held for such a long time. This study develops a statistically robust mathematical strategy using sensitivity functions for early prediction of BMP first-order model parameters, i.e. methane yield (B-0) and kinetic constant rate (k). The minimum testing time for early parameter estimation showed a potential correlation with the k value, where (i) slowly biodegradable substrates (k <= 0.1 d(-1)) have a minimum testing times of >= 15 days, (ii) moderately biodegradable substrates (0.1 < k < 0.2 d(-1)) have a minimum testing times between 8 and 15 days, and (iii) rapidly biodegradable substrates (k > 0.2 d(-1)) have testing times lower than 7 days. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Da Silva, C.; Guerrero, L.] Univ Tecn Federico Santa Maria, Chem & Environm Engn Dept, Av Espana 1680,Casilla 110, Valparaiso 2340000, Chile, Email: cristopher.dasilva@usm.cl  
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  Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0956-053x ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000423248500004 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 821  
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Author (up) del Rio, A.V.; Campos, J.L.; Da Silva, C.; Pedrouso, A.; Mosquera-Corral, A. pdf  doi
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  Title Determination of the intrinsic kinetic parameters of ammonia-oxidizing and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in granular and flocculent sludge Type
  Year 2019 Publication Separation And Purification Technology Abbreviated Journal Sep. Purif. Technol.  
  Volume 213 Issue Pages 571-577  
  Keywords Ammonia oxidizing bacteria; Flocs; Granules; Kinetics; Monod; Nitrite oxidizing bacteria  
  Abstract The different oxygen affinities of ammonia-oxidizing (AOB) and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) are often used to define the operational strategy to achieve partial nitritation (PN) required before the anammox (AMX) process. For this purpose, apparent kinetic parameters are mainly used in the case of granular sludge, which can lead to errors when defining the operational conditions to obtain only nitritation (avoiding nitratation). In the present study, a mathematical methodology is proposed to determine the intrinsic kinetic parameters of AOB and NOB in granular sludge based on data obtained by respirometric assays. Additionally, the oxygen affinity constant (K-O2) and maximum specific rate (r(max)) of flocculent and granular sludge sample, produced under mainstream and sidestream conditions were determined at various temperatures (15, 20 and 30 degrees C). The results show that for granules, the intrinsic K-O2 and r(max) values were lower and higher, respectively, than the apparent values. Furthermore, the K-O2 values for flocs and granules at all of the tested temperatures were lower for NOB than for AOB. The values obtained for the kinetic parameters indicated that it is impossible to maintain partial nitritation by only controlling the dissolved oxygen concentration.  
  Address [del Rio, Angeles Val; Pedrouso, Alba; Mosquera-Corral, Anuska] Univ Santiago de Compostela, Dept Chem Engn, Sch Engn, E-15705 Santiago De Compostela, Spain, Email: mangeles.val@usc.es;  
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  Publisher Elsevier Science Bv Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1383-5866 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000457657200054 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 977  
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Author (up) Jimenez-Estevez, G.A.; Palma-Behnke, R.; Ortiz-Villalba, D.; Mata, O.N.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title It Takes a Village: Social SCADA and Approaches to Community Engagement in Isolated Microgrids Type
  Year 2014 Publication Ieee Power & Energy Magazine Abbreviated Journal IEEE Power Energy Mag.  
  Volume 12 Issue 4 Pages 60-69  
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  Address [Jimenez-Estevez, Guillermo A.; Palma-Behnke, Rodrigo; Ortiz-Villalba, Diego; Nunez Mata, Oscar] Univ Chile, Santiago, Chile  
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  Publisher Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1540-7977 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000337807700009 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 380  
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Author (up) Moreno, R.; Bezerra, B.; Rudnick, H.; Suazo-Martinez, C.; Carvalho, M.; Navarro, A.; Silva, C.; Strbac, G. doi  openurl
  Title Distribution Network Rate Making in Latin America Type
  Year 2020 Publication Ieee Power & Energy Magazine Abbreviated Journal IEEE Power Energy Mag.  
  Volume 18 Issue 3 Pages 33-48  
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  Abstract Following the trend observed in developed economies, various Latin American governments are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the power sector. In countries such as Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico, various regulatory policies have been issued to meet renewable-generation integration targets and satisfy the increasing demand from consumers for supply quality. Meanwhile, the integration of distributed generation (DG) in rural and urban areas as well as the increasing need to integrate electric vehicles (EVs) in urban areas are driving important reforms in the distribution sector.  
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  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1334  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Agostini, C.; Silva, C.; Caceres, G. pdf  doi
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  Title Renewable energy transition: a market-driven solution for the energy and environmental concerns in Chile Type
  Year 2018 Publication Clean Technologies And Environmental Policy Abbreviated Journal Clean Technol. Environ. Policy  
  Volume 20 Issue 1 Pages 3-12  
  Keywords Energy transition; Energy policy; Renewable energy technologies; Chile  
  Abstract Chile is undergoing a remarkable energy matrix transition to renewable energy. Renewable energies are expanding extraordinarily fast, exceeding earlier predictions. As a result, the country is expected to meet its 2025 goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources quite before. Chile has become one of the first countries in the world with subsidy-free markets, where renewable projects compete directly with other conventional sources. Favorable market conditions and successful policy reforms were keys to fostering this renewable energy development. Although the country has achieved a substantial growth in renewable energy investment in a relatively short period of time, this optimism should be treated with caution. A successful transition requires a combination of a clear decision making, persistent and consistent government policies, and a clear commitment to tackling challenges to accommodate renewable energy in the power system. In this context, this paper analyses the Chilean renewable industry and the required government policies to succeed in this transition. For this purpose, we identify several critical factors that have attracted and that could attract investment to the renewable energy sector and propose key recommendations to effectively address the major challenges faced for the future development of the industry.  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar; Silva, Carlos; Caceres, Gustavo] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1618-954x ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000419770700002 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 823  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Agostini, C.A.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title An assessment of the implementation of renewable energy sources in the light of concerns over Chilean policy objectives Type
  Year 2017 Publication Energy Sources Part B-Economics Planning And Policy Abbreviated Journal Energy Sources Part B  
  Volume 12 Issue 8 Pages 715-721  
  Keywords Chile; MCDA; policy objectives; renewable energy; sensitivity analysis  
  Abstract In recent years, the development of renewable energies in the electricity market in Chile has gained significant attention as a key alternative for energy sources diversification and meeting three key policy objectives: energy availability, environmental protection, and social-economic development. This study aims to assess various renewable energy sources in order to select suitable sources to accomplish the different policy goals in a country like Chile. For this purpose, a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method is employed to evaluate the relative importance of policy objectives. In addition, a sensitivity analysis is conducted to build various different policy scenarios measuring the impact of variations on the current weights of the decision criteria. The results show that solar, wind, and small hydro are the preferred sources in the Chilean renewable energy portfolio, maximizing the objective of meeting the three policy goals at the same time.  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar; Silva, Carlos] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Torres 2640, Santiago, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1556-7249 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000407930900006 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 757  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Carredano, N.; Agostini, CA.; Silva, C. doi  openurl
  Title Public perception and adoption of Solar Water Heating systems in Chile: The role of supply side income tax credits Type
  Year 2021 Publication Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Abbreviated Journal Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev.  
  Volume 135 Issue Pages 110389  
  Keywords SWHs; Chile; Corporate income tax credit; The public perception  
  Abstract During the last decade, the Chilean government introduced a corporate income tax credit for construction companies installing Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems in new housing developments. The credit aims to provide hot-water solutions to the residential sector with a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than fossil fuels. The tax benefits were initially granted from 2010 to 2013, during which time a total of 40,705 SWHs were installed. The credits were renewed for the 2016-2020 period, and SWH installations surpassed 100,000. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the public perception regarding the use of SWH systems and the specific role of the tax credit program in the diffusion of SWHs during the initial period. Moreover, the analysis discusses the incentive mechanism applied in Chile and highlights several of the challenges regarding its implementation. Data was gathered using a face-to-face survey of households in three regions of Chile: Metropolitan Santiago, Valparaiso and Coquimbo, where most of the SWH were installed. The results showed that an average of 76% of the beneficiaries were highly satisfied with the SWH installations and operation, nearly 99% of respondents believed that this type of energy should be expanded to more households in Chile, and most agreed that the Government should play a significant role in such expansion.  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Cruz, E.; Agostini, C.A.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title Policy Makers' Perspectives on the Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources in Chile's Electricity Auctions Type
  Year 2019 Publication Energies Abbreviated Journal Energies  
  Volume 12 Issue 21 Pages 17 pp  
  Keywords renewable energy; auctions; regulator's perspective; Chile  
  Abstract Chile has become one of the first few countries where renewable sources compete directly with conventional generation in price-based auctions. Moreover, the results of energy auctions during the last few years show a remarkable transition from conventional fossil fuels to renewable energies. In fact, the energy auction in 2017, to provide energy to customers from distribution companies, achieved a massive expansion in renewable technology at one of the lowest prices in the world. These positive results prompted the question if such results were permanent or temporal due to factors with limited effects. In this regard, this paper studies the key factors that drove the significant rise of renewable technologies in Chilean energy auctions, obtaining valuable lessons for regulators, not only in Chile, but also in the region and the world. For this purpose, we considered a well-proven method based on a hybrid multicriteria decision-making model to examine and prioritize the main drivers of the expansion of renewables in auctions. The results showed that some specific characteristics of the auction design, particularly the hourly supply blocks, the lead time for project construction, and contract duration, were the most significant drivers for the expansion of renewables in energy auctions. Moreover, the results showed that, provided that the auction design accommodates for such drivers, solar energy ends up as the most attractive technology in the Chilean auctions. The research also shows the main findings are robust by the application of a probabilistic sensitivity analysis.  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar; Cruz, Eugenio; Silva, Carlos] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl;  
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  Publisher Mdpi Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1996-1073 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000512340000128 Approved  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Silva, C.; Agostini, C.A. pdf  doi
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  Title Assessment of barriers and opportunities for renewable energy development in Chile Type
  Year 2016 Publication Energy Sources Part B-Economics Planning And Policy Abbreviated Journal Energy Sources Part B  
  Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 150-156  
  Keywords Barriers; Chile; energy; policies; renewable  
  Abstract Chile has become increasingly dependent on energy imports and its energy demand has grown exponentially in the past decade, impacting the environment and the production costs in the economy. In fact, electricity prices have doubled and it is expected that they will soar in the next decade if Chile does not find a solution for its dependence on imported energy resources. Recent developments, particularly improvements in the regulatory framework and incentives for renewables, have accelerated the growth process and investment opportunities of renewable energy technologies (RETs). However, RETs have faced a number of constraints affecting their penetration. In this article, we review the existing opportunities and also identify and rank the major barrier categories for the development of RETs in the Chilean context. For this purpose, the analytical hierarchy process technique has been utilized for ranking the barriers based on experts' opinions (selected from academia and industry).  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar; Silva, Carlos] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1556-7249 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000377881500007 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 628  
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Author (up) Nasirov, S.; Silva, C.; Agostini, C.A. pdf  doi
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  Title Investors' Perspectives on Barriers to the Deployment of Renewable Energy Sources in Chile Type
  Year 2015 Publication Energies Abbreviated Journal Energies  
  Volume 8 Issue 5 Pages 3794-3814  
  Keywords renewables; energy; investors; Chile; barriers  
  Abstract In the last decade, the importance of exploiting Chile's Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) has increased significantly, as fossil fuel prices have risen and concerns regarding climate change issues grown, posing an important threat to its economy. However, to date, the advancement of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in the country has been very limited due to various barriers. For this reason, identifying and mitigating the main barriers that hamper the advancement of RETs is necessary to allow the successful deployment of these technologies. Based on data collected from a questionnaire survey and interviews conducted among the major renewable project developers, the authors identify and rank the major barriers to the adoption of renewable energy technologies in Chile. Our findings show that the most significant barriers include grid connection constraints and lack of grid capacity, longer processing times for a large number of permits, land and/or water lease securement and limited access to financing. Furthermore, we discuss the most critical barriers in detail together with policy recommendations to overcome them.  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar; Silva, Carlos] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl;  
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  Publisher Mdpi Ag Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1996-1073 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000356879600026 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 512  
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Author (up) Osorio, H.; Nasirov, S.; Agostini, C.A.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title Assessing the economic viability of energy storage systems in the Chilean electricity system: An empirical analysis from arbitrage revenue perspectives Type
  Year 2019 Publication Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Abbreviated Journal J. Renew. Sustain. Energy  
  Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 015901  
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  Abstract The emergence of high penetration rates of renewable energies in power systems presents a serious challenge in energy generation and load balance maintenance to ensure power network stability and reliability. Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) could play a relevant role in facing these challenges, as the technologies have passed the demo and prototype phases to a wide market implementation phase. The only remaining barrier for their implementation is their cost, but even this barrier is quickly disappearing. In this paper, we address the financial feasibility of storage technologies in electricity systems. In particular, we evaluate whether such technologies are economically sustainable and how far they are from becoming viable. For this purpose, we consider the Chilean electricity system and evaluate the maximum possible arbitrage revenues that could be achieved under ESS through benefiting from energy time shift, diminishing of transmission losses, and transmission upgrade deferral. The results show that the arbitrage revenues are still below the cost of storage systems. Further improvement in storage efficiency or a decrease in the cost of storage systems is still needed to make this type of investment financially viable in the near future.  
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  Publisher American Institute of Physics Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 1941-7012 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes WOS:000460093400042 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 957  
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Author (up) Silva, C.; Nasirov, S. pdf  doi
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  Title Chile: Paving the way for sustainable energy planning Type
  Year 2017 Publication Energy Sources Part B-Economics Planning And Policy Abbreviated Journal Energy Sources Part B  
  Volume 12 Issue 1 Pages 56-62  
  Keywords Chile; energy efficiency; energy sources; hydro and renewables  
  Abstract Over the last 20 years, economy of Chile grew faster than any other country in South America, thanks to its rigorous economic and political systems and its integration to the global economy. Nonetheless, Chile faces the continuing challenge of finding additional energy supplies to support its economic growth. The country has almost no fossil fuel resources and depends heavily on external sources that accounts for around 60% of its energy needs. However, this may change in the near future, as Chile has started developing its huge potential of sustainable energy sources. This paper examines strategically important energy alternatives for Chile, including energy efficiency (EE) programs, large hydro projects, renewable energy, and nuclear power, focusing on recent developments and remaining challenges. It also gives some recommendations providing alternatives to remove the obstacles.  
  Address [Silva, Carlos; Nasirov, Shahriyar] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1556-7249 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000392420900008 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 693  
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Author (up) Tiwari, AK.; Suozzi, E.; Silva, C.; De Maio, M.; Zanetti, M. doi  openurl
  Title Role of Integrated Approaches in Water Resources Management: Antofagasta Region, Chile Type
  Year 2021 Publication Sustainability Abbreviated Journal Sustainability  
  Volume 13 Issue 3 Pages 1297  
  Keywords hydrology; thematic maps; DEM; mines; pollution risk; GIS  
  Abstract Water is essential for the survival of all living beings and plays a significant role in the growth of any country ' s economy. At present, water depletion and pollution are a serious challenge due to anthropogenic, geogenic and climate change activities worldwide, including in Chile. The Antofagasta region is located in northern Chile and is the heart of its mining industry, playing a significant role in the country ' s economy. The Antofagasta region ' s main challenge is water shortage and contamination. Due to it, the region ' s local population is facing major difficulties in obtaining the necessary water for domestic, industrial, irrigation, and other uses. Therefore, a water resources management plan is essential for the region to maintain a sustainable environment. Considering the above points, significant parameters, such as slope, aspect, elevation, hillshade, drainage, drainage density and river basin-maps of the Antofagasta region prepared using the digital elevation model (DEM) data in geographic information system (GIS) environment. Besides, a pollution risk level assessment of the study area ' s cities/villages done using GIS application. The important created maps and the identification of pollution risk of cities/villages of the present study could provide significant information to policymakers and help them make a suitable water management plan for the area.  
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  ISSN 2071-1050 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000615612700001 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1333  
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