Wind energy in Chile: 240 MW Ckani wind farm

Mainstream plans to begin construction of 240 MW Ckani wind power project in northern Chile towards the end of next year. Environmental authorities in Chile’s northern region II approved an EIA for the US$500mn project on Thursday.

Ckani wind power envisages the installation of 160, 1.5 MW wind turbines 85m in height. The wind farm will connect to the northern SING power grid via the 220kV El Abra transformer station.

The wind power project will be the first wind farm on the SING grid, and the biggest in Chile once constructed. Installed wind energy capacity across the country currently sits at 198MW, all of which connects to the central SIC grid.