Chilean wind farm enters service

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid its new Valle de los Vientos wind farm, located in the II Region of Antofagasta in Chile.

The new $170m plant is comprised of 45 wind turbines (2 MW each), for a total installed capacity of 90 MW. The operating plant, owned by Parque Eàƒ³lico Valle de los Vientos S.A., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Chile Ltda, will be able to generate up to more than 200 GWh per year, thereby avoiding the emission of more than 165 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The Valle de los Vientos project is associated to a 20-year agreement for the purchase of the electricity (PPA) produced by the plant and that will be delivered to the Transmission Network of Chile’s Northern Region (Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande, SING) through the Calama substation.

In Chile, Enel Green Power recently connected the Talinay wind farm (90 MW) to the grid and is constructing Taltal, its biggest wind farm in Chile (99 MW), for an investment of approximately $190m.

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