The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME) held a virtual meeting in the context of the Energy Partnership. Minister Juan Carlos Jobet and his heads of department discussed in the video conference with their German counterparts, led by state secretary Andreas Feicht. Together, the teams defined working lines and joint activities for this and the coming years and agreed to strengthen ties between the countries even more. Representatives of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chilean Ministry of the Environment also participated in the meeting.
Among the topics that were identified is the role of green hydrogen as a key element to decarbonize. Furthermore, various opportunities for mutual learning in the process of phasing-out coal and phasing-in renewable energies have been encountered. For this purpose, two working groups were established, that will cooperate on innovative solutions for the renewable energy transition.
The German-Chilean Energy Partnership became operational in April 2019. Partners are the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) and the Chilean Ministry for Energy (ME). The Partnership has a full-time secretariat in Santiago de Chile.