Santiago de Chile, April 16th, 2013 Enel Green Power has won a public tender organized by the Chilean Ministry of National Assets for a wind farm site, named Sierra Gorda Este, located in the region of Antofagasta. The company has been granted the exclusive right to develop, build and operate a wind project of up to130 MW.
The wind farms load factor is expected to exceed 30% should the project be rolled out to its maximum capacity. The plant will cover an approximate area of 4800 hectares.
We are extremely pleased about such an accomplishment, as Chile represents for us a very important market with a solid Group footprint and excellent growth opportunities Stated Francesco Starace, CEO of EGP. The successful participation in this tender is a major step forward in the implementation of our strategy for Latin America. With this project, we have covered close to 90% of our planned wind development in the Country during the 2013-2017 period.
In Chile, the Company already has 92 MW of hydro capacity and has recently started operations at Talinay wind farm, with an installed capacity of 90 MW, for a total installed capacity of 182 MW in the country. Again in the Antofagasta region, Enel Green Power has started the construction of Valle de los Vientos, a 90 MW wind farm.
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