AES Gener files EIS for 863-MW renewables project in Chile
EGP Chile Renaico II wind park
Santiago-based power company AES Gener SA submitted in Chile the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 863-MW Parque Terra Energia Renovable wind-and-solar hybrid project.
According to documents sent to the Chilean environmental evaluation service (SEA), the South American firm plans to invest USD 750 million (EUR 634.6m) in the project through its unit Energia Eolica Paposo SpA.
Located in the commune of Taltal in Antofagasta, Parque Terra will consist of a 350-MW wind farm, with 50 turbines of 7 MW each, and a 513-MW solar park comprised of 1,102,080 bifacial panels mounted on trackers. It will also have battery storage capacity.
The project is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled to take place during the first half of 2024.