Wind energy in Chile: 80 MW wind farm of Pacific Hydro

Pacific Hydro will invest $ 250 million to build a wind farm in Chile. The wind power project will generate 80 MW. Pacific Hydro, a subsidiary of Industry Funds Management (IFM) Australian Infrastructure Fund, wants to continue investing in renewable energy. That is why we are now working on a new project that will allow them to be extended to wind energy.

This was confirmed by the general manager of Pacific Hydro, Juan Antonio Valdés, who said the second quarter of this year they plan to submit to the System of Environmental Impact Assessment a proposed wind farm, which investment will be around $ 250 million and involve 80 MW.

Valdes said that the company has water rights in the Valley Cachapoal which allow you to build 500 MW. Pacific Hydro has 550 MW installed in the Central Interconnected System (SIC), through hydroelectric. The executive noted that "the last hydropower have a fundamental role. Consider that you need a balanced array which must also be other energies, but like other renewables, hydro are critical for a cleaner matrix. "

By José Santamarta,