Meanwhile, the government is putting in place regulations as part of efforts to attract investment to the power sector.
An expert from Columbia University says the Chilean authorities have the perfect opportunity to turn the country into a regional leader in the waste-to-energy field.
The FSRU supplier's CEO, Sveinung Stohle, said the environmental permitting process for the Penco-Lirquén offshore regasification project should conclude by the end of this year.
The federal government ordered the issue of US$4.5bn for renewable energy initiatives and US$73mn to finance transport infrastructure projects.
The announcement follows the launch of the RenovAr Ronda 2 tender. Commercial lenders have balked at providing project financing for wind and solar farms in the country.
Gas-fired projects under development include Costa Norte in Panama and El Salvador's Energía del Pacífico.