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Vientos Patagónicos Wind Farm celebrates one year providing wind energy to Magallanes

One year after starting its operations, the Vientos Patagónicos wind farm has achieved a plant factor of 43% and consolidates its potential by injecting 27,132 MWh of wind power into the Punta Arenas Electric System to date. Developed by ENAP and Pecket Energy in Cabo Negro, this complex has been achieving good levels of reliability … Continue reading Vientos Patagónicos Wind Farm celebrates one year providing wind energy to Magallanes

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Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

The company continues its commitment to develop modern electricity networks, which accounts for half of planned investments to 2025 and 2030, and to investing in new growth markets. Iberdrola leads a consortium made up of the Spanish network infrastructure specialist Elecnor, with over a decade of experience in Chile, and the Dutch pension fund APG … Continue reading Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

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Groundbreaking ceremony for first green hydrogen pilot plant in Magallanes, Chile

AME and Enel are partners in this project, co-developing renewable generation (wind energy) and green hydrogen production. The groundbreaking for Chile’s first industrial-scale pilot plant for green hydrogen production located in Cabo Negro, north of Punta Arenas, took place today. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Carlos Jobet, along … Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony for first green hydrogen pilot plant in Magallanes, Chile

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World record low bid of 39,99/MWh for Concentrated Solar Power in Chile’s auction

The renewable energy auction held this week by the Chilean National Energy Commission (CNE) has not only seen the lowest bid ever recorded for a large scale PV project in Latin America – $0.01332/kWh – but has also delivered a bid of $0.0399/kWh for a concentrated solar power (CSP) project, which is the lowest offer … Continue reading World record low bid of 39,99/MWh for Concentrated Solar Power in Chile’s auction

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Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

The concentrated solar power plant, built by a consortium formed by Abengoa and Acciona for EIG Global Energy Partners, has a capacity of 110 MW and is the first of its kind built in Latin America. Yesterday, June 8, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal plant was officially inaugurated. It has been built by a consortium … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

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EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

First CSP Plant in Latin America to Provide 100% Renewable Energy on 24-Hour Basis. Facility to Supply Chilean National Electrical System with Flexible, Reliable and Safe Energy. EIG, a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector and one of the world’s leading infrastructure investors, today announced the inauguration of the Cerro Dominador solar complex … Continue reading EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

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EDP Renewables enters Chile with 628 MW wind energy and solar portfolio

EDP Renewables, part of EDP group, increases its worldwide footprint with its 16th market. This expansion reinforces EDPR’s strategic presence in Latin America, where it currently has 0.4 GW of operating capacity in Brazil and it is developing 1.6 GW in the Brazilian and Colombian markets. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the … Continue reading EDP Renewables enters Chile with 628 MW wind energy and solar portfolio

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

Projection of the Electrical Coordinator assumes compliance with the installation plan of 2,450 MW of solar, plus another 1,540 MW of wind power. Thus, the sum of these energy sources, hydro NCRE, geothermal energy and others, will exceed the contribution of coal. Coal as a source of electricity generation in Chile has an expiration date. … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

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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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