In 2022, product shortages have forced families to look for other ways to heat their homes. According to the government, such a situation will not be repeated this year.
With the advent of low temperatures and just before the onset of winter, heating homes is an inevitable necessity. Faced with this reality, the government called for relying on pellets as a fuel, as “there will be no production problems” this year, as they say.
In the midst of a rainy day in the Bio Bio area, this Saturday representatives of the Executive met with businessmen of the industry. The Undersecretary of Energy, Luis Felipe Ramos, came to the Inapel plant to supervise the manufacturing of the product.
There, the authority ruled out that there is a shortage of raw materials this year, as was the case in 2022. We must remember that this problem was faced by families who switched from traditional stoves to those working with pellets, forced to buy a limited range of hearths. inventory.
Government denies problem in pellet production
According to the Under Secretary, “The conditions are quite different as compared to last year. In fact, we can verify that there is an excess of 50% of production”.
Energy cerami in the region, Daniela Espinoza, called for avoiding informal trade and buying only in established locations, as these would not present shortage problems.
“We have been able to verify that all companies are operating at full capacity with stocks and without supply problems,” he said.
There are currently 8 pellet producing companies in the Bio Bio region, which is the main distribution area of the product to supply the entire country.