Aguas Chañar, a company that works in the production and distribution of potable water and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in the region of Atacama, Chili, has chosen Spain’s ACCIONA Energía to supply electricity to its main facilities, consisting of 100% renewable energy generated by the company in Chile.
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The PPA took effect on February 1, 2018, for a long-term period, covering over 70% of Aguas Chañar’s needs in the Atacama region for consumption in a number of installations.
All the energy supplied by ACCIONA will come from the company’s renewable installations in Chile, where it currently operates a 246 MWp photovoltaic plant (El Romero Solar) in the Atacama Desert and a 45 MW wind farm (Punta Palmeras) in the region of Coquimbo. It is now building a second wind farm with a capacity of 183 MW in the Araucanía Region.
“It is a great satisfaction for us to work with Aguas Chañar to supply 100% sustainable electricity supplies without any carbon footprint that are guaranteed by our renewable assets in Chile”, says ACCIONA Energía General Manager in Chile José Ignacio Escobar.
Aguas Chañar General Manager Claudio Bitran highlights the milestone of being the first company in the potable water production and distribution in Chile to supply more than 70% of its electricity consumption from non-conventional renewable energies.