The Talinay wind farm has an installed capacity of 90 MW and will be able to generate up to 200 million kWh per year once fully operational.
“This first wind farm,” said Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power, “represents one more step forward in our growth strategy in Chile, a country blessed by a huge potential in the renewable energy sector. Once the Valle de Los Vientos wind farm will be completed, we will have tripled our initial installed capacity, thereby significantly consolidating our footprint in this country”.
The new plant, designed and developed by Danish company Vestas, is comprised of forty-five 2 MW wind turbines also built by Vestas.
Construction of the Talinay plant required a total of, approximately, $165 million.
With the start-up of operations at Talinay, Enel Green Power has strengthened its presence in the promising Chilean renewable energy market by expanding its installed capacity to 182 MW.
The company is currently in the process of constructing a 90 MW wind farm in Valle de los Vientos, in region II of Antofagasta. Once completed, this wind farm will bring Enel Green Power’s installed capacity in Chile to 272 MW.
In Latin America, Enel Green Power runs renewable energy plants in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Chile and Brazil for a total installed capacity of 900 MW.
In the wind sector, the company is currently building three plants in Brazil for a total installed capacity of 90 MW and has a 24 MW wind farm in Costa Rica, as well as two wind farms, totalling 144 MW, in Mexico. With its century-long experience in the field of geothermal energy, Enel Green Power is developing new opportunities in this sector. In Chile, in particular, the company is exploring several concessions for a potential capacity exceeding 100 MW.
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