CENTRA UAI holds seminar on smart grids with integration of solar roofs

The Energy Transition Center (Centra) of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) held on Monday, June 3, the seminar “Distribution networks with high integration of solar roofs: lessons from the Australian case”. The activity took place between 9 and 11 am, with free access and in hybrid format at the Vitacura Campus (Room 7, Av. Santa María 5870). The…

Challenges for proper energy management go along the lines of implementing Big Data and AI.

In this interview, Rodrigo Barraza, academic and researcher at the Energy Transition Center (CENTRA) of the UAI School of Engineering and Sciences, and SERC Chile, addresses the crucial relationship between energy efficiency and competitiveness in copper mining, and explores how fluctuations in energy prices impact the sector, the specific challenges faced by mining energy management compared to other sectors, and the growing importance of renewable…

New UAI renewable energy lab course allows students to learn about solar and wind energy in the field and power electronics in the lab

Among its attractions, it includes a “wind tunnel” to measure the impact of various variables on wind turbines and a photovoltaic field to analyze the impact of various operation and maintenance strategies on production and operating costs. The infrastructure also allows new photovoltaic modules to be tested under real conditions and to conduct research and technology transfer. The Civil Engineering in Energy career of the…

The centralized paradigm that resists change

IT IS TIME TO CONTEMPLATE A DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE THAT MAXIMIZES THE CAPABILITIES OF DISTRIBUTED RESOURCES AND MINIMIZES THE EXTERNALITIES OF LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS. In the current energy transformation process, we face a paradigmatic challenge: to adapt our institutional structures and methodologies to a reality where sustainability objectives are a priority. Historically, the energy sector, governed by economic efficiency and security of supply, operated under the assumption…

Center for Energy Transition researcher presents on distributed energy at Proyecta Solar 2024

The Chilean Solar Energy Association (ACESOL) held the sixth edition of the Proyecta Solar 2024 seminar and solar fair, an event that was inaugurated by the Undersecretary of Energy, Luis Felipe Ramos. Ramos highlighted the importance of clean energy in Chile and the joint effort to regulate and advance projects that will allow the country to achieve its carbon neutrality goals. During the seminar, Luis…

UAI and WEC Chile organize panel on clean fuels and energy transition

As part of Women’s Month, the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) together with the World Energy Council Chile (WEC Chile), organized the panel “Hydrogen and clean fuels”, led by four leading industry experts. In the instance, the current situation of renewable energy in the country was addressed, as well as the articulated collaboration between the State, business and academia,…

Engineering and Sciences UAI organizes first seminar on sustainable fuel for aviation in Chile

With the aim of delving into the current panorama of sustainable aviation fuels, the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), together with the Center for Energy Transition (CENTRA), organized the seminar “Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Taking off towards a greener future”, the first event on this subject in our country, which brought together exponents from the private sector, the public…

Seminar: Energy Storage, the missing key piece of the system

The Energy Storage Seminar, organized by CIGRE Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, was held in person and streaming. This event explored the crucial role of energy storage as an essential piece of the electricity system and reflected on our readiness to replace coal and face the climate emergency. Energy storage represents the systemic attribute of flexibility, allowing compatibility between rigidities in production and rigidities in…

World Energy Efficiency Day, a review of our Law

By Luis Gutiérrez, academic and researcher at the Energy Transition Center (CENTRA) of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences UAI, and SERC Chile. Every March 5 we celebrate World Energy Efficiency Day, an instance to reflect on the rational and efficient use of energy, and the necessary transition to energy systems with high participation of renewable energies, with emphasis on those non-conventional (NCRE, mainly solar…

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