The centralized paradigm that resists change

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…

Evsy: Find all the charging points for electric cars in one App

Among the challenges of living in the city is how quickly we adopt new technologies. Electric cars are a reality, but their implementation is full of challenges for their full massification. In a new chapter of “Energía Infinita”, actress Leonor Varela presented us with Evsy, an application that has a map with all the charging points for electric vehicles in your city and you can…

Center for the Energy Transition CENTRA of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the UAI seeks to make the energy transition as collaborative as possible

Collaboration between academia and industry is essential for a more promising energy future. Universities are a key pillar by providing advanced human capital and promoting the development of technologies with their research, thus promoting more sustainable and efficient processes. In a new chapter of “Infinite Energy”, actress Leonor Varela showed us how the Energy Transition Center of the Faculty of Energy and Sciences of the…

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) Participates in the Creation of the National Center for Advanced Decentralized Energy Solutions (SEDA)

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), through its Energy Transition Center (CENTRA), has played an essential role in the creation and development of the innovative National Center for Advanced Decentralized Energy Solutions (SEDA). This initiative is a key component of the Chilean Ministry of Energy’s Energy Agenda 2022-2026, which aims to transform the energy sector into a catalyst for economic growth and a pillar of a new…

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