CEGA is awarded with the first project for the use of shallow geothermal energy in northern Chile

Thursday, 30 de December

CEGA will expand its work in the implementation of projects for the use of low-temperature geothermal energy towards the north of the country, thanks to the award of an Innovation Fund for Regional Competitiveness (FIC-R ),  delivered by the Regional Government of Antofagasta, for the air conditioning of a space for public and community use in the foothills of the Region.

The project’s technical coordinator and CEGA researcher, Diego Aravena, said that, through the use of shallow geothermal energy, “an air conditioning system with a Geothermal Heat Pump will be installed and it will provide thermal comfort in winter and summer, constantly and at one of the lowest operating costs in the market.

The CEGA researcher and project director, Linda Daniele, said that this initiative “seeks to publicize the benefits of using energy from the earth and improve quality of life, reduce energy poverty rates and shorten the gaps in access to the use of new technologies between sectors subjected to extreme temperatures”.

The project, which will last 18 months, will have a total investment of about 167 million pesos, with a 121,000,000 FIC-R contribution.