Mitigation Actions Plans and Scenarios for the Climate Change in the Chilean Power Sector
Professor Enzo E. Sauma
Visiting Professor, Industrial Engineering &
Operations Research Department, UC Berkeley
Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
RAEL Lab Meeting
12:00 pm, 22 April 2015
310 Barrows Hall, Room 323
Developing countries with middle income and high growth rates like Chile face the challenge of meeting a growing energy demand with a robust low carbon and reliable power generation matrix. In this talk, I will explain the model developed in the context of the MAPS Chile project (Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios) for the Electricity Sector in Chile and some of the main results obtained regarding the base line of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Chile and the power-sector options to mitigate climate change. First, I will explain the methodology used to develop the power-sector model. Then, I will show the resulting business-as-usual projections of GHG emissions in the Chilean power sector for the horizon 2013–2050, giving some details about the situation in years 2030 and 2050. Then, I will analyze future scenarios for the electricity sector at the national level, considering GHG emissions mitigation scenarios. I will also analyze the impact of the current carbon tax, recently approved in the Chilean tax reform, in terms of GHG emission reductions.
Enzo E. Sauma received both Ph.D. (Dec. 2005) and M.S. (Dec. 2002) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. His interest includes power systems economics, environmental economics, mathematical programming, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy policy. He has received several awards as the “Best Publication in Energy Award”, conferred in October 2008 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS), and the “Best Application paper award in the name of Professor B. G. Raghavendra”, conferred in December 2005 in The International Conference on Operations Research Applications in Infrastructure Development (ICORAID). He was awarded with a Fulbright Commission Scholarship to participate in the first cohort of the “Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar Program”, during 2011 and 2012. He was also awarded with the Chilean Government Fellowship from 2001 to 2004.