An important industry paper out of Cochilco this morning, which you can download and read from this link, that goes into power consumption expectations for the country’s key copper mining sector from now until 2025. Here’s a chart ripped from (page 15 of) the report that gives an idea of contents:
Translation, your author. In a nutshell, with current electricity demand at 21.86 TWh and forecast consumption set at 39.47 TWh for 2015 we’re close to a double on power requirements under expected circumstances (which goes much higher in best case, of course). But this report is detailed and deserves more consideration than just glancing at a single chart. Those in the sector need to get this info incorporated (particularly interesting are breakdown projections for the SING/SIC systems, quite a contrast being factored in and that’s geographically important). Here’s the link again, just in case.