Energia Llaima, a Chilean energy company that is focused on hydro and solar thermal development, is planning to invest in excess of $300m in projects over the next five years.

This is according to Ian Nelson, the firm’s chief executive, in an interview with La Tercera.

The company is aiming to achieve a total installed capacity of between 130 MW and 140 MW over this period.

Energia Llaima is currently investigating a number of hydropower projects across the South American nation, ranging from 8 MW to 20 MW in size, confirmed Nelson.

The projects will be located in several basins, including Cajon del Maipo, Cautin, Biobio and Ranco.

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