Energy Route 2018-2022

Name of policy Energy Route 2018-2022
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Chile
Region South America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Monitoring
      • Information and education
        • Information provision
          • Professional training and qualification
          • Policy support
            • Strategic planning
              • Institutional creation
              Sector name
              • Transport
                • Electro-mobility
              • Electricity and heat
                Policy description The Energy Route aims to foster energy efficiency, small distributed renewable energy and to start the process of decarbonising Chile’s energy matrix. The promotion of low-emissions energy, efficient transport, energy development and modernization are also among the seven axis of this energy route. The Energy route is in line with the objectives of the 2050 Energy Strategy.


                The Energy Route establishes commitments for further emissions reductions. These commitments include:

                - Quadrupling small (i.e less than 300 kW) distributed renewable energy capacity by 2022.

                - Establishing a legal framework for energy efficiency in the industry, mining, transport, and buildings sector.

                - Implementing a ten-fold increase of current EVs share.

                - Regulating solid biofuels (i.e. wood).

                - Starting the process of decarbonising the energy matrix

                - Establishing a concrete phase-out plan for coal-fired power plants.

                - Providing training to 6,000 technicians, operators and professionals on the sustainable use and management of energy.


                The Energy Route 2018-2022 also creates the Coordination Committee for Energy Innovation (Comité de Coordinación en Innovación Energética), in charge of identifying and prioritizing the necessary actions to modernize the energy sector. Its main objective is to build an innovation strategy and an action plan for this sector.

                Policy type
                • Energy efficiency
                • Renewables
                • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
                Policy stringency
                Implementation state Implemented
                Date of decision 2018
                Start date of implementation 2018
                End date of implementation 2022
                High impact No
                Impact indicator


                Source or references http://www.energia.gob.cl/rutaenergetica2018-2022.pdf
                Supports policies
                Is supported by policies
                Comments (background and assessment)
                Status Final

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