Engie planning 353-MW wind project in Chile

Wind turbines for Engie Chile

December 21 (Renewables Now) - Chilean electric utility Engie Energia Chile SA has submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project to build the 353.4-MW Lomas de Taltal wind farm and related connection infrastructure in the home country.

The EIS shows that the company, which is controlled by French multinational energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), is prepared to invest USD 424 million (EUR 346.6m) in the project. According to a public database kept by Chilean environmental authority SEA, Engie Chile filed the paperwork last week. On Monday, the EIS was accepted for evaluation.

The wind farm will be located in the commune of Taltal, in Chile’s northern region of Antofagasta. It will be formed by 57 wind turbines of up to 6.2 MW of unit capacity.

Engie Chile secured the project site in 2019 and 2020 auction rounds organised by the ministry of national assets to award the use of federal land for the purpose of building renewable energy installations. The exact place is located within an area called the Taltal wind reservation, which the energy ministry and the ministry of national assets consider as one the best areas for the development of wind farms projects, Engie said in the EIS.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.817)

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