This first 120 MW plant will double the wind power capacity installed in Chile. It is expected to start generating electricity at the beginning of 2012. To be noted that Coquimbo has an exceptional wind power availability factor, approximately 35%.
The entire project will be developed in four or five stages, with an overall investment estimated in about one billion dollars. General information has only been publicized regarding the second stage, when 100 to 150 MW are expected to be installed south of Talinay, on the Route 5.