The Service of Environmental Assessment has approved Mainstream’s 264MW Cerro Tigre wind farm located close to the town of Antofagasta in the north of Chile. The project, which consists of 80 wind turbines in an area of 1,131 hectares, will involve an investment of approximately USD630 million and will be connected to the northern grid.
Bart Doyle, CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power Chile, said “This work will contribute to the development of a diversified, clean and reliable energy mix which will provide an efficient solution to the country and the people of this region. We are a company that develops its own projects and we are always looking for new opportunities for solar and wind energy developments, and the Region of Antofagasta has important attributes that enable this”.
This year Mainstream will also start the construction of two wind farms in Chile which have a combined generation capacity of 300MW; the Sarco wind farm which is located in Atacama, and the Aurora wind farm, located in the region of Los Lagos. Both wind farms will provide electricity to the Central Interconnected System.