May 6 (SeeNews) - Italian renewables company Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW) said Tuesday it has connected to the grid the 18-MW Lalackama II photovoltaic (PV) plant in northern Chile.
The facility is able to produce some 50 GWh a year and will supply electricity to private customers through the central Chilean grid.
Together with the nearby 60-MW Lalackama I, which has been operating since the end of 2014, the company expects to produce over 210 GWh a year.
In the last days, Enel Green Power commenced construction of two new solar plants in northern Chile -- Carrera Pinto and Pampa Norte of a total 176 MW. Besides the Lalackama plants, the company already operates 76 MW of solar facilities in the country, 340 MW of wind farms and 92 MW of hydropower plants.