The National Congress of Chile is set to discuss a bill to promote the interconnection of electrical systems with a capacity of over 200 MW, including the country’s main grid systems – the Northern Interconnected System (SING) and the Central Interconnected System (SIC).

The aim of the bill is to achieve greater social benefit representing a value of between $300m and $660m by 2019, La Tercera reported.

Interconnecting SING and SIC is expected to enable the more effective use of power plants, lowering operating costs, as well as the better harnessing of Chile’s renewable energy resources, in particular wind and solar.

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