Mainstream Renewable Power secures approval for 264MW wind farm in Chile

WCN Editorial Team 10 May 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Mainstream Renewable Power has received an approval from the Service of Environmental Assessment for its 264MW Cerro Tigre wind farm in Chile.


Located close to the town of Antofagasta in north Chile, the $630M project will include 80 wind turbines in an area of ​​1,131ha and will be connected to the northern grid.

Mainstream Renewable Power Chile’s CEO Bart Doyle said: “This work will contribute to the development of a diversified, clean and reliable energy mix which will provide an efficient solution to the country and the people of this region.

“We are a company that develops its own projects and we are always looking for new opportunities for solar and wind energy developments, and the region of Antofagasta has important attributes that enable this.”

The company will also commence construction of two wind farms in Chile: the Sarco wind farm which is located in Atacama, and the Aurora wind farm, located in the region of Los Lagos.

With a combined generation capacity of 300MW, the two wind farms will provide power to the Central Interconnected System.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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