Chile was the first nation in the world to break up vertically integrated monopolies into separate markets for generation and wires. Strong policy is still lacking to directly promote DE, which partly explains the lack of investment in the area. Recent gas shortages in Chile have been creating somewhat of an energy crisis that should encourage gas conservation (and thus efficient gas cogeneration), but will likely reduce interest in gas-fired cogeneration in the near future. Other DE sources, such as
DE in general
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