Integrated Territorial Program for Energy:
ISA INTERCHILE joins the energy development of Atacama
“We believe in the value of collaborative work and see PTI Energía Atacama as fertile ground for long-term alliances and contributing from our experience to the development of human capital and suppliers,” says Gabriel Melguizo, general manager of the electric transmission company.
With the aim of coordinating efforts around the development of the Atacama Region, ISA INTERCHILE has joined the Integrated Territorial Program (PTI) Energía Atacama, which seeks to contribute to the strengthening of suppliers to increase their participation in projects in the local energy industry.
Driven by Corfo and the Regional Ministry of Energy of Atacama, the program was presented on April 20 together with more than 140 supplier companies, clients, professionals, academics, and public services. Kim-Fa Bondi, Energy Seremi of Atacama, highlighted that “we are proud to launch the Integrated Territorial Energy Program that seeks to coordinate and promote actions between the public, private, and academic sectors, allowing us to strengthen the booming energy industry in Atacama, promoting the installation of new and wider capacities in local suppliers to participate in the value chain of this industry.”
Meanwhile, the Regional Director of Corfo, Silvia Zuleta, indicated that “this is an unprecedented bet that seeks to enable our local companies to access better business opportunities and retain value. It will also facilitate interaction between client companies and their suppliers and, in coordination with the public sector, resolve the gaps that affect their competitiveness.”
Ximena Monardes, Manager of PTI Energía Atacama, commented that “the region presents a positive evolution in energy issues, even with a significant portfolio of new investments. However, it is possible to identify local gaps. Hence the need for this program to articulate a public-private governance.”
For its part, Gabriel Melguizo, general manager of ISA INTERCHILE, the only electric transmission company in the program, explained that “we believe in the value of collaborative work and see in PTI Energía Atacama a fertile ground for long-term alliances and to contribute from our experience to the development of human capital and suppliers, key to achieving the goal of decarbonizing our grid.”