Consorcio Eolico seeks enviro nod for 201-MW wind park in Chile
Jun 23, 2014 - Chilean firm Consorcio Eolico San Gabriel has requested an environmental permit for a 201.3-MW wind project, worth some USD 300 million (EUR 220.5m), in the central La Araucania region.
The proposal, admitted for evaluation on Friday, includes 61 wind turbines of 3.3 MW each, to be installed in Renaico municipality. Construction is expected to start in the first half of 2016.
The firm said its San Gabriel wind farm will help diversify Chile's energy mix, reducing its energy dependence and supporting the supply to industrial and residential customers in La Araucania.
San Gabriel is a project of Consorcio Eolico, a group of local firms focused on developing renewable energy projects, mainly wind farms within Chile's central grid SIC. The consortium includes Inversiones Bosquemar, Constructora Laguna Grande and Energias Renovables Laguna Grande.
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