Chilean authorities are to conduct a study to assess various alternatives for the construction of a power transmission link from Aisen, a southern region in the country, to Chile’s central power network, SIC, it has been reported.

The power line comprises two stretches, which will be studied separately.

The Chilean government is seeking to understand the options for the first stretch, Cochrane-Cerro Castillo and five options for the second stretch, Cerro Castillo-Calbuco, El Mercurio newspaper said.

The study, which is planned to be completed by the end of the year, is part of a state strategy to exploit the hydroelectric resources in southern Chile, estimated at between 6000 MW and 9000 MW.

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