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Winning proposals selected for Iberdrola’s agrivoltaics challenge

Iberdrola has selected four international projects to promote the coexistence of solar photovoltaic plants with activities related to agriculture and livestock farming.

23 countries make first-time commitment to coal phase-out

At COP26, the UK has secured commitments from a coalition of 190 countries and organisations to phase out coal power.

Chile breaks ground on industrial-scale hydrogen plant

The groundbreaking for Chile's first industrial-scale pilot plant for green hydrogen production located in Cabo Negro has taken place.

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Drought and technical problems have forced power rationing in parts of Chile. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad and Colbun, which rely on the central region`s depleted reservoirs, were authorised to cut back supplies, and will have to turn to the spot markets to satisfy contractual commitments.

Chile’s renewables grid integration grows

Currently, Chile's electricity grid has integrated 4 per cent renewable electricity generation, Alfredo Solar, president of the Chilean Association of Renewable Energy, confirmed.

Chile’s Besalco boosts investment in hydro

Chilean construction firm Besalco has added $50m to its hydropower portfolio, which boosts its overall investment in hydro projects to $610m.

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Power company, Empresa Electrica Pilmaiquen has published bidding rules for the sale of the 39 MW Pilmaiquen hydropower plant at Orsorno.

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Utility holding group Enersis has called a shareholder meeting to consider a byelaw change that would allow Spain`s Endesa to proceed with its bid for control of the company. If successful, Endesa will be able to double its current 32 per cent stake in Enersis. Enersis shareholders in February narrowly rejected a $1.45bn takeover bid by the Spanish group.

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A shortage of hydropower capacity caused by drought and technical problems at a thermal power plant has resulted in widespread power rationing. The main cause is an outage at the 372 MW Nehuenco combined cycle power plant, according to generator Colbun. Turbine blade failure at the plant caused the outage and repairs could take up to 15 weeks.

Solar plant planned for Chile’s Atacama

AustrianSolar Chile Dos SpA, a Chilean renewable-energy developer, is filing for permits to develop a $165m solar photovoltaic power plant in Chile's Atacama desert.

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