Colbun withdraws EIS for USD-570m wind project in Chile

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September 16 (Renewables Now) - Chilean power utility Colbun SA has withdrawn the environmental impact study (EIS) for its 472.5-MW Junquillos wind farm project in Chile just days after the document was admitted for evaluation.

In a brief letter to Chilean environmental evaluation service SEA on September 9, Colbun’s legal representative Daniel Antoan Gordon Adam petitioned to withdraw the EIS, giving no further explanation. SEA approved the request on September 13.

Three days before the letter, Colbun checked off one milestone of the list when the EIS was accepted for scrutiny by SEA. The company said in its proposal it would invest USD 570 million (EUR 572.2m) in the Junquillos wind farm and install 63 turbines of up to 7.5 each. Construction at the site in the Chilean region of Biobio was set to commence in the first half of 2024.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 1.004)

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