Scottish sea power: driving drive down energy prices in Chile

By Frederika Whitehead

Historically, Chile has imported the majority of its energy at great cost to its poorest citizens. Chileans in remote communities which rely on diesel generators for their electricity supply pay more than twice the amount per kilowatt hour than people do in the UK. They pay as much as 35p/kwh while UK customers are currently paying an average of 14p/kwh.

“Chile is the second least self-sufficient country in Latin America after Panama, and currently imports 75% of its energy resources,” says Christoph Tagwerker, a consultant at Inter-American Development Bank.


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