Chile Cristoro seeks to install new 8.7-MW wind park
Jul 23, 2014 - Chile's environmental authorities in Biobio region yesterday accepted for evaluation a new wind power project of 8.75 MW from local glassworks Cristalerias Toro (Cristoro), which wants to produce electricity for the central grid.
The firm plans to invest USD 13 million (EUR 9.7m) in five 1.75-MW turbines in the Curaco area. The project, dubbed Lebu II, will be developed near a wind park with a similar capacity, currently built by Cristoro in the Chimpel Bajo area.
The company said it wants to offset its energy consumption through wind power so as to reduce its carbon footprint and meet the requirements of customers, especially wine exporters.
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