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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of a Concetrated Solar Power Energy Project in Northern Chile, Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, Book
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
Concentrated solar power deployment could play an important role in the sustainable development strategy of Chile, the country with the highest solar potential in the world. In this regard, besides electricity generation costs, it is also important to assess the socioeconomic, environmental, and social implications of energy investment projects. To shed some light on this issue, this chapter contributes to the existing body of knowledge by conducting a sustainability assessment of the installation, operation, and maintenance of a 110 MW concentrated solar power tower plant in Chile. Using an input?output methodology based on plant cost data, this chapter estimates the direct and indirect socioeconomic and environmental effects of the project in terms of economic activity, job creation, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions. Additionally, using the Social Hotspots Database, a preliminary social risk analysis in those economic sectors most stimulated by the project in terms of employment is performed. Assuming domestic provision of all goods and services, results show that the associated total socioeconomic impacts over the lifetime of the plant would amount to US $3124 million, a multiplier effect of 2.2, and a ratio of indirect per direct job creation of 1.21. Additionally, results also show that direct and indirect economic activities required by the project would generate 64.36 g CO2/kWh. Finally, a social assessment indicates the existence of a high unemployment risk in those sectors most stimulated; therefore the project could decrease these unemployment risks. Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of a Concentrated Solar Power Energy Project in Northern Chile. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311608097_Socioeconomic_Environmental_and_Social_Impacts_of_a_Concentrated_Solar_Power_Energy_Project_in_Northern_Chile [accessed May 9, 2017].
International
Si
Book Edition
1
Book Publishing
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
978-3-319-30746-6
Series
Book title
Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy,
From page
865
To page
883
Participants
  • Autor: I. Rodríguez
  • Autor: N. Caldes
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Autor: C. De La Rua
  • Autor: Y. Lechon
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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