Three Wärtsilä executives are the featured speakers at an exclusive Chilean Association of Renewable Energies and Storage (ACERA) event in Chile on September 14.

Jussi Heikinnen, Director Growth and Development, Silvia Zummaraga, Market Development Manager, and Alejandro McDonough, Managing Director, will present details and recommendations from Wärtsilä Energy’s Front-Loading Net Zero report. The report uses detailed modeling by Wärtsilä to outline the most realistic and optimal paths to 100% renewable energy in several key regions.

This event will focus on the report’s findings in Chile, a country with extraordinary renewable resources and an ambitious plan to close coal plants by 2030 as part of its ambition goal to decarbonize electricity by 2050. The Front-Loading Net Zero report outlines an economically viable way to decarbonize Chilean electricity by 2032 and allow Chile to become the first country in the world to achieve carbon neutrality in the electricity sector.

Part of Chile’s decarbonization strategy includes using its abundant renewable energy resources to produce green hydrogen, a carbon-free fuel that can be used in power plants and one that can easily be stored and transported. The panel will discuss how Chile can align power system development with its national hydrogen strategy to create a cost-efficient power system that will ensure better security of supply in any weather.

Chile is also the subject of a Wärtsilä whitepaper.

The in-person event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CT in Las Condes, Chile, and is exclusive to ACERA members.