event 18 Sep 2018

Hydropower // The Water-Energy Nexus in Chile: A Description of the Regulatory Framework for Hydroelectricity

This article offers a general description of hydropower regulations in Chile wherein two sectors that are regulated separately come to meet each other: water (as a natural resource) and electric industry (as an activity).

category Research Papers, Publications and Books tag Energy tag Hydropower globe Americas globe Latin America and the Caribbean
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First, the characteristics for pursuing the activity are described together with the manner in which the hydropower plants perform their function as an energy source both in terms of implementation (setting up the plants) as well as in terms of operations (functioning as an energy source). Second, the legal schemes that serve as the institutional foundation and regulatory system for water and energy are laid out. Lastly, specific regulation applicable to developing hydropower is reviewed in terms of both hydroelectric power plant projects (their construction) as well as operations.


Taylor & Francis website


September 2018


Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, Volume 35, 2017 - Issue 4: Current trends in Latin America, Mining, Oil and Electricity Regulation


Tina Schmiers


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