Seminario 21/1:Shashiryar Nasirov (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile): Decarbonization of the Chilean Power Sector: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling Analysis


  • Ponente: Shashiryar Nasirov (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile)
  • Fecha: 01/feb/2021 - 16:00 horas
  • Lugar: Seminarios online CIO:
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A rapid expansion of renewables in the Chilean energy matrix, mostly thanks to exceptional solar and wind resources, combined with a rapid decrease in the cost of renewable energy technologies, intensified current policy debates to reduce the role of coal, which is the largest source of CO2 emissions in the generation mix. Recently, the main generation companies in Chile made a voluntary commitment to not invest in new coal projects that do not include carbon capture and storage systems. In addition, the Chilean government announced its plans to phase out coal plants completely by 2040. In this context, the aim of this research is to study the economy-wide and emission reduction impacts of different decarbonization paths in the Chilean power sector. For this purpose, we consider dynamic simulations using a new energy-oriented version of the Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGE)- General Equilibrium Model for the Chilean Economy (ECOGEM)-Chile which is soft linked to the bottom-up engineering energy model.

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