With the publication in November 2020 of the National Green Hydrogen Strategy, Chile clearly positioned itself in favor of the creation of an entire industry dedicated to the production and consumption of hydrogen.
The solar and wind sectors are maturing rapidly.
maturing at an accelerated pace. In 6 years, Chile has quintupled its generating
generation capacity from these sources and it is projected that, by 2030
that, by 2030, up to 70% of its electricity matrix will be renewable.
renewable. The growing investment in these energies, as well as in storage and
in these energies, as well as in storage and transmission infrastructure, is an unmistakable
infrastructure, is an unmistakable sign of a decisive transition to a more sustainable electricity system.
to a more sustainable electricity system.
Decarbonization and Chile's
Chile's competitiveness in
renewable energies opens the
the doors to create an economic
economic sector that could
could match the size of Chile's
mining industry in size.
If things are done right and on time, the use of green
use of green hydrogen in domestic
domestic applications will generate an industry
an industry ready to compete in
to compete in international
international export markets. The
investment in green hydrogen will be
be accompanied by the generation of local
local capabilities and will create development
development poles throughout our territory.
In the second half of the decade we will see more
transportation uses and the beginning of exports.
More competitive hydrogen production will displace
will displace liquid fuels in ground transportation in new
transportation in new applications, such as in mining, and gas fuels
such as in mining, and gaseous fuels in distribution networks.
in distribution networks. At the same time, there is a
clear opportunity for exporting hydrogen and its derivatives to international markets.
derivatives to international markets.
Public and private actors in Chile are closely collaborating to develop the
collaborating closely to develop green hydrogen in the country.
green hydrogen in the country. The state will continue to
ensure that the investment and innovation
innovation developed produce value in the localities where the projects are
where the projects are inserted, and that they represent real
real opportunities for capacity building and
and national employment, respecting the needs
needs, desires and strengths of the territories.
territorios. Asimismo, el Estado promoverá las
aplicaciones del hidrógeno verde que produzcan