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2. Overview of the Chilean electricity sector

This chapter details specific aspects of the Chilean electricity sector, starting with the general description of the country’s electric systems. Then the current supply of energy and electric power, besides its technological composition are described. Subsequently, the classification of the types of customers established in the current regulation is detailed. Next, a description of the transmission systems (with special emphasis on access, payment and planning, all aspects modified in 2016) and distribution systems are presented. Finally, the institutional structure of the electricity sector in Chile is described.