Interested developers will have time until February 7, 2018, to submit their projects proposals. All of the tendered areas are in Chile’s northern region of Atacama.
The interconnection of the SIC and SING power systems will now enable the sale of energy from solar power plants installed in the north of the country to other regions.
The Chilean government has allocated approximately 600 MW of renewable energy capacity in the auction.
The bid was submitted by Enel Generación Chile, a subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel. The second lowest bid was presented by GPG Solar Chile, a unit of Spanish company Gas Natural Fenosa. At the auction, 2,200 GWh will be allocated, successful bids will be publicly announced on November 3rd.
The PV plant Huatacondo will be located 100 kilometers south of Pozo Almonte, in the Chilean region of Tarapacá.
The El Romero Solar Plant in the Atacama Desert of Chile has been completed using 60 3.6 MW ABB inverter stations. Spanish developer Acciona constructed the solar farm and commissioned it last year.