Chile’s installed capacity for renewables reached 21% in 2018, 6 years ahead of their 20%-by-2025 target. The 2018 energy mix consisted of 53% thermoelectric, 26% hydro and 21% renewables.

The original goal included a longer-term target of 70% renewables by 2050 but the government is now aiming to reach 70% by 2030.

Installed capacity doubled in the decade from 2008 to 2018.

Renewable construction projects also increased from 212MW to 1.49GW in the same time period, with new project capacity consisting of …

31.5% hydro
24% wind
16% solar (13% PV, 3% thermosolar)
11% coal
10% diesel
7% gas.

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