Cerro Dominador greenlit to plan 690-MW CSP project in Chile

The Cerro Dominador CSP plant in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Image by Cerro Dominador (www.cerrodominador.com)

October 20 (Renewables Now) - Cerro Dominador, a company that owns and operates the namesake 210-MW PV and CSP plant in Chile, this week secured an environmental permit to build a 690-MW CSP mega-complex in the country.

The company said it was allowed to make modifications to its 450-MW Likana CSP project to raise the proposed plant’s capacity to 690 MW. This will be achieved with the installation of three solar power towers with storage, each capable of generating 230 MW net.

The previous plan for the Likana plant considered towers of 150 MW net each, according to Cerro Dominador’s request for permit.

The new plant is set to be located in the municipalities of Calama and Sierra Gorda in Antofagasta, the same region that hosts the Cerro Dominador hybrid complex.

The construction process for the Likana plant will be gradual, moving along as the company enters into contracts, Cerro Dominador said.

Cerro Dominador is owned by Washington-based private equity firm EIG.

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