A Finnish industry delegation, lead by PMI Jyrki Katainen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding of cooperation in the energy sector between Chile and Finland. This agreement includes an initial statement to set up a WaveRoller power plant in Chile as a showcase for wave energy.
The handshake between the Chilean Minister of Energy, Mr. Jorge Bunster and the CEO of AW-Energy, Mr. John Liljelund signals a strong Chilean commitment to non-conventional renewables, such as wave power.
Chile is one of the most rapidly growing economies in the region and has a clear demand for new clean energy and less dependence of fossil fuels.
Chile has a long shoreline with huge wave energy resources and a growing need for clean and local energy, as the country is vast and remote areas often lack infrastructure. -“This is the perfect setup for wave energy”, says the CEO of AW-Energy.