Aiming to promote the renewable energy cooperation on CSP technology between China and Chile, the seminar “China&Chile: Opportunities and Challenges for the Development of CSP”was held in Santiago at 9:00 am Chilean time on 11th January 2022. Under the lead of the Chilean Ministry of Energy and Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, the capital city of Chile witnessed the success of the seminar that was hosted by Association for Concentration of Solar Power (ACSP) and Zhejiang International Contractors Association and organized by Cosin Solar Technology Co.,Ltd.
The seminar analyzed the experience of China in the development of CSP projects and the possibilities of Chile in the future, representatives from the Chilean Ministry of Energy, Development Promotion Committee, Investment Promotion Agency, and Chilean power companies, mining companies, industry associations, consulting companies, and China Southern Power Grid, State Grid Chile Branch, China Three Gorges Corporation Chile Branch, SPIC Pacific Hydro, Power China Chile Branch, CCB Chile Branch, Bank of China Chile Branch attended the seminar, and many industry representatives from Spain, France, Germany, Australia, Italy joined via on line.
At the meeting, Mr. Francisco Lopez, Vice Minister of Chile Energy, Zhu Jun, Chief Economist of Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Mr. Fernando Gonzalez, President of ASCP, Li Jun, Secretary General of Chinese Enterprises Association in Chile, and Jin Jianxiang, Chairman of Cosin Solar delivered speeches respectively.
Mr. Francisco Lopez, Vice Minister of Chile Energy
Zhu Jun, Chief Economist of Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province
Mr. Fernando Gonzalez, President of ASCP
Li Jun, Secretary General of Chinese Enterprises Association in Chile
Jin Jianxiang, Chairman of Cosin Solar
Jin Jianxiang highlighted that Chile is one of the countries with the greatest potential for solar energy application in the world, and enjoys an excellent resource endowment in CSP development.“CSP is not only a clean and low-carbon renewable energy generation technology, but also a flexible power supply with long-time, large-capacity and low-cost energy storage, which can promote and guarantee the consumption of intermittent new energy such as wind and photovoltaic power. It can provide auxiliary services such as moment of inertia, reactive power, frequency regulation and voltage regulation to the power system. These features are quite consistent with the needs of the development of Chile's power system and can play a key role in Chile's energy transformation.”he said.
As part of the Seminar, the Senator and president of the Future Commission of the chilean Senate , Guido Girardi, highlighted that we have a great opportunity as a country and the CSP is one of those opportunities. “Chile could be the world greatest energy supplier. We must put ourselves in that perspective.” he said.
Guido Girardi,the Senator and president of the Future Commission of the chilean Senate
In the reporting session, Mr. Juan Carlos Araneda, Planning Deputy Manager of the National Electric Coordinator, Mr. Salvatore Di-Giovanni, Director of Investment Promotion, Mr. Alejandro Jofré, Vice President of the University of Chile, Mr. Camilo Uribe, Project Manager of Chilean SQM Company and Liu Shaochao, Director of Overseas Business Development of Cosin Solar delivered keynote speeches respectively.
Distinguished guests share the keynote speeches
Additionally, in the panel discussion, the member María Paz de la Cruz, CEO of H2 Chile, Marcelo Mena, academic from the University of Valparaíso and representatives of Chinese companies such as Cosin Solar, Power Grid and Power China and with the moderation of the Corfo expert, Ana María Ruz, delivered the analysis on the role of the CSP and its application with green hydrogen.
This event linked China's CSP technology with the Chilean market. Taking this opportunity, Cosin Solar will give full play to its knowledge and experience in CSP technology research and development, equipment manufacturing, power station construction and operation and maintenance, and continue to strengthen cooperation with universities and institutions such as the University of Chile. Together with partners from other countries, Cosin Solar will actively participate in the development and construction of Chile's CSP projects, and strive to contribute to Chile's energy transformation and national development.