Wind farms lead Chile's power projects approved in Aug - report
Sep 9, 2013 - Chile's environmental authorities approved power projects of a total USD 912 million (EUR 692.4m) last month, 54.8% of which represents wind farms proposed by Inversiones Bosquemar and Viento Austral, local daily Estrategia said.
Bosquemar plans to install between 204 MW and 306 MW in La Araucania region, while Viento Austral wants 120 MW on Chiloe island.
Among the other approved projects are a 98 MW solar park in which Chinese firm Sky Solar plans to invest USD 235.4 million, SunEdison's 48.2 MW San Andres project estimated at USD 120.5 million, and a USD 56.3 million hydroelectric plant.
In addition, last month the sector announced new projects including 236.5 MW solar, 20 MW biomass and 6.8 MW hydroelectric.
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