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.
The projects, which range in size from 3 MW to 10 MW, are being developed under the country’s PMGD Program for distributed generation.
One of Chile’s major renewable energy projects, the Cerro Dominador solar complex, whose combined CSP and PV capacity is expected to reach 220 MW, has begun feeding electricity into the grid.
SMA has announced the completion of contracts for the operation and maintenance of two solar power plants in Chile. The plants are owned by Atlas Renewable Energies, and have a combined capacity of 180 MW. The plants include both SMA inverters and those of other manufacturers.
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