With an emissions factor close to 270 kgCO2e/MWh, the month that just passed is one of the lowest in the last two years in the country.

The portal www.enorchile.cl/emisiones, of public access, is based on the data of the National Electric Coordinator and with the referential emission factors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Pablo Caerols explains that “according to the data analyzed by our team, the decrease in the factor is due to the greater participation of hydroelectric plants, with respect to the same month last year (40% vs. 31%); the important presence of solar and wind generation; and the decrease in coal and natural gas generation. This trend is repeated when compared to the average matrix of recent years and gives us to understand why November was particularly cleaner”.

Regarding the beginning of the year to date, Gonzalo Iglesias, from the Business Intelligence team at EnorChile, highlighted a demand with almost no increase, around 0.26%, in relation to the same period of 2019, due in part to the effect of the pandemic. However, when making the same comparison in the case of total emissions, a decrease in the order of 3% is observed.