Chile’s 90 MW Talinay wind farm inaugurated

Italy’s Enel Green Power has inaugurated its 90 MW Talinay wind farm, its first wind power asset in Chile.

The wind farm, which is located in the region of Coquimbo, was inaugurated in the presence of Chile President Sebastian Pinera and Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Starace

Local newspaper El Dia reports that Talinay, which required a $165m, can generate more than 200 GWh per year and potentially save 165,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

According to EGP, Talinay strengthens its presence in Chile’s promising renewable energy market. It is already operates the 51.4 MW Pullinque and 40.8 MW Pilimaiquen hydropower plants, so Talinay brings its installed capacity up to 182 MW.

In the region of Antofagasta, EGP has also started building the 90 MW Valle de Los Vientos wind farm.

It is also planning to build the Cerro Pabellon geothermal power facility in the Atacama Desert at a height of 4600 metres above sea level.

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