Opdenergy inaugurates 50-MW wind farm in Chile

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September 15 (Renewables Now) - Spain’s Opdenergy Holding SA has inaugurated the 50-MW La Estrella wind park, it’s first in Chile and located in the O’Higgins region.

La Estrella consists of 11 turbines supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:IBE), the company announced on Tuesday.

The wind park is capable of generating around 100 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of some 60,000 local homes. The output will be sold to Chilean electric distributors through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) secured in the 2016 renewables auction.

This particular PPA, part of the 176 GWh/year Opdenergy was awarded in 2016, includes the 104-MWp Sol de Los Andes solar park, currently under construction, the firm said.

Last week, Opdenergy announced it was one of the winners in Chile’s latest power auction. Together with the previous bid, the company now has close to 1,000 GWh/year of energy contracted in Chile, it claims.

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