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Enel Green Power installs the first full-scale wave energy converter in Chile

The wave converter – the first of its kind in Latin America – was installed on the coast of the Valparaíso Region and will allow the study of marine energy generation in actual oceanic conditions. Enel Green Power Chile, Enel Chile’s renewable energy subsidiary, installed the PB3 PowerBuoy, the first full-scale wave energy converter off … Continue reading Enel Green Power installs the first full-scale wave energy converter in Chile

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Statkraft to build its first wind power plants in Chile

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, will build its first wind farms in Chile, expanding its renewable energy generation capacity in the South American country amid an increasing demand for hydro, wind and solar power in the southernmost nation in the world. Combined with the company’s existing hydropower assets, Statkraft will reach a generating capacity … Continue reading Statkraft to build its first wind power plants in Chile

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Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

The 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile has been successfully synchronised with the Chilean SEN grid system. The solar thermal plant will inject electricity into the grid in stages over the coming months. “Synchronization kicks off first phase. We then move on to the second phase, which is calibration of the … Continue reading Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

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Statkraft to build 102 MW wind farm project in Chile

Statkraft will build three onshore wind power plants with a combined capacity of 102 megawatt (MW) in Chile, its first such units in the South American country. In total, the Torsa wind power project is expected to produce more than 300 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy annually once fully operational by December 2022, enough … Continue reading Statkraft to build 102 MW wind farm project in Chile

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Acciona to supply renewable energy to Movistar Chile

Movistar Chile and ACCIONA have today signed a long-term 100% renewable energy PPA, which will cover the power needs of 40% of the telecommunications company’s total network with clean energy.  ACCIONA will provide electricity from its 684MW portfolio of operating wind and solar assets in the country. This supply will allow Movistar Chile to reduce … Continue reading Acciona to supply renewable energy to Movistar Chile

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Ibereólica Renovables Chile signs a pPA for its Atacama wind power project

The Atacama wind farm will have a total capacity of 180 MW and will begin commercial operation in the second half of 2022. Repsol Ibereólica Renovables Chile, a company jointly owned by Repsol and the Ibereólica Renovables Group, with 50% each, has signed a 14-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for its Atacama wind farm, guaranteeing … Continue reading Ibereólica Renovables Chile signs a pPA for its Atacama wind power project

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Wind power in Chile, Repsol and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables advance their first wind farm

Repsol and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables have advanced in the construction of their first joint wind farm in Chile, with 189 MW of power, with the shipment from Bilbao of the main technological components of their wind turbines and the entry into commercial operation of the first phase of this project. The nacelles of the 22 … Continue reading Wind power in Chile, Repsol and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables advance their first wind farm

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Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

The three wind turbines can deliver up to 10.35 MW of power to the system, thus helping Magallanes go from 2% to 18% in the use of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies in its energy matrix.Successfully concluding an intense period of technical tests, this Friday, October 16, the new Vientos Patagónicos wind farm officially came into operation, … Continue reading Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

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Chile will produce hydrogen through wind energy

Enel Green Power Chile (EGP Chile), a subsidiary of Enel Chile, plans to participate with the Chilean electricity company AME and potential partners ENAP [1], Siemens Energy and Porsche, in the installation of a pilot plant for the production of green hydrogen through an electrolyzer powered by wind energy, in Cabo Negro, north of Punta … Continue reading Chile will produce hydrogen through wind energy

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Wind energy in Chile, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

The global wind power and solar development company, Mainstream Renewable Power has placed an order for the 109 MW Ckani wind farm, to be located in the Antofagasta region, in Chile. The contract includes the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

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Wind power, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy potential in Chile stands out

Chile has the first solar thermal plant in Latiomérica, Cerro Dominador concentrating solar power and a great power of solar and wind energy.Renewable energies will represent more than 70 percent of Chile’s energy capacity in 2030, estimated today a study by the analysis company GlobalData. According to the report, between 2019 and 2030 almost 30 … Continue reading Wind power, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy potential in Chile stands out

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Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

This was stated by the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, who also said that by 2030 renewable energies will make up 70% of the energy matrix in Chile. The statements were in the framework of a virtual conference organized by the Cerro Dominador firm, which manages the construction of the concentrated solar power (termosolar) … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

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Mainstream Renewable Power will invest US $ 1,000M in solar and wind energy energy in Chile

The investment will be directed to the construction of “Huemul”, the second phase of the renewable energy platform called Andes Renovables, which will contribute 630 MW of sustainable energy to the electricity matrix between 2021 and 2022.Mainstream Renewable Power announced on Tuesday that it will invest a total of US $ 934 million in the … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power will invest US $ 1,000M in solar and wind energy energy in Chile

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Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Solar thermal power complements wind energy and photovoltaic, which are not only manageable. The company Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has successfully developed and commenced the commercial operation of the first CSP plant in Latin America. The Spanish consortium Acciona-Abengoa was responsible of for … Continue reading Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

The contract with Saesa will have a duration of eight years, began to operate on August 1, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2028. This is for up to 600 GWh/year, equivalent to 60% of the capacity of one of the concentrated solar power towers. One of the most iconic projects in the region, … Continue reading Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

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South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

Concentrated Solar Power newcomer Andes Green Energy will bid two 1 GW hybrid CSP-PV projects with 18 hours of storage in Chile’s power auction in December, Carlos Sanchez Vergara, the group’s General Manager, told Reuters Events. As EIG Atacama Management prepares to bring online Chile’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant, a new CSP rival is … Continue reading South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

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Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

AES Gener has taken an important step in developing a mammoth hybrid renewable energy project in Chile, after it has submitted the environmental impact statement for its planned 862.5MW wind power + solar energy + storage hybrid Parque Terra Energía Renovable project. AES Gener submitted the Environment Impact Study to the Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental … Continue reading Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

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Bío Bío is the second with the highest investment in wind energy in Chile

Authorities visited the Alena Wind Farm and announced the Economic Reactivation Plan through sustainable projects for the Biobío Province. Investment in Clean Energy will be one of the most important axes in the Recovery Plan and also in the commitment to provide infrastructure for the sustainable development of our country, specifically related to promoting renewable … Continue reading Bío Bío is the second with the highest investment in wind energy in Chile

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Wind energy in Chile, Presidente Piñera at the Punta Arenas wind farm

The new wind farm is made up of 3 wind turbines, whose maximum height reaches 122 meters, having a plant factor of 54%, one of the highest in the world (the average in Chile is 30%). The total investment of this wind energy project exceeds US $ 22 million, of which US $ 5 million … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile, Presidente Piñera at the Punta Arenas wind farm

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Wind energy in Chile, Engie increases the Vientos del Loa wind farm

Engie Energía Chile submitted an Environmental Impact Statement to the Environmental Assessment Service on Tuesday to update the wind power of the Vientos del Loa wind farm, from 126.5 MW already admitted, to a total installed capacity of approximately 204.6 MW. This translates into the installation of 33 wind turbines with an individual capacity of … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile, Engie increases the Vientos del Loa wind farm

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