Ecopower Seeks Permits for $250 Million Chile Wind Energy Plant

Ecopower SAC, a Chilean renewable-energy developer, filed for permits to develop a $250 million wind farm in the country’s Los Lagos region.

Work on the 100.8-megawatt Chiloe project is expected to start in January 2016, the Santiago-based company said today in a filing with environmental licensing agency Servicio de Evaluacion Ambiental.

The wind project will include 42 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.4 megawatts, and a 28.1-kilometer (17.5-mile) power line.