Argentina and Chile exploring tidal energy

Swedish tidal energy company, Minesto, is in Chile and Argentina this week meeting with high level officials to explore potential for tidal energy in the two countries.

The trade mission called Green Tech Sweden is coordinated by Business Sweden and led by the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs & Trade, Ann Linde. Minesto has had the opportunity to present the company and its unique Deep Green technology to representatives and decision makers from Argentina’s public sector and private sector. Sebastian Kind, Under Secretary of Renewable Energy in Argentina and responsible for transforming the nation’s energy system, will attend part of the delegation meeting among others.

During the past week, Minesto has also carried out a program of individual meetings with selected business players and political representatives in Chile.

“We have met representatives of the Chilean Ministry of Energy, and we had a constructive meeting with the governor of Puerto Montt, which is located in the region with best conditions for tidal energy in Chile. We have also met with potential investors in renewable energy and stakeholders that are supporting the entry of new technology in the Chilean market”, says Stefan Karlsson, Board member of Minesto who is representing Minesto during the Chile and Argentina visits.

Both Argentina and Chile have a goal of 20% renewables by 2025.

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