Elizabeth Andrea Soto Neira

Ministry of Energy, Chile
Analyst, Geothermal and District Energy Unit, Sustainable Energies Division

I have been working as geologist (University of Concepción, Chile) for twelve years. My professional experience it was mainly oriented to the mining industry until 2008, when I decided to pursue my personal interest for geothermal sciences. I worked at Geoglobal Energy LLC, American company with a branch office in Chile, participating in geothermal projects at exploratory stage. In 2011 I worked for Leapfrog support, a New Zealander company with a branch office in Chile, where my participation was to generate three dimensional models of geological deposits for both mining and geothermal initiatives.  Since 2013 I’m working as part of the team for geothermal development at the Chilean ministry of energy, where our role is the management of the “law for geothermal energy” which regulates the industrial practices and working areas related to this field. Another important issue is our work in the Direct Uses Geothermal Program. I’m co-author of three scientific publications about exploratory field work for geothermal initiatives in the Tolhuaca Volcano area (Peumayén Concession, Chile).