March 19 (Renewables Now) - Mainstream Renewable Power announced on Monday it has received approval from Chile's Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) of the Environmental Impact Evaluation for a 153-MW wind project.
Located in the Los Lagos region, the Puelche Sur park represents an investment of around USD 260 million (EUR 229m). When completed, Puelche Sur will be able to produce enough power for around 180,000 homes per year.
The project envisages the erection of 51 wind turbines. The wind farm will be connected to the National Electric System (SEN) through a step-up substation and a 10-km transmission line, Mainstream added.
Puelche Sur is the firm’s second wind project in the region. The firm also developed the 129-MW Aurora wind project, now under construction. It is owned by local company Aela Energia.
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