Chile has awarded EDP Renewables (EDPR) to build 323MW of new clean power projects.
The Chilean government awarded the tenders to Spain based EDPR to build the projects in the coastal northern commune of Taltal.
According to EDPR, it will build the project that includes a hybrid wind and solar facility that will be spread over 2,850 hectares of land. It will also have battery storage facilities.
The project is expected to contribute to the clean energy mix of Chile. Chilean renewable capacity has grown massively in recent years, as solar capacity reached 37.69TWh last year. Likewise, the contribution of wind was 24.42TWh.
“The land that EDPR has been awarded for development boasts excellent wind and solar resources, making the Taltal commune an ideal location for creating competitive clean energy projects,” Enrique Álvarez-Uría, EDPR’s country manager in Chile, was quoted in a report.
To be noted, with the acquisition of a 628MW solar and wind project, EDPR had first entered the Chilean market in 2021.
Currently, the company has more than 500WM of renewable power across its pipeline and portfolio in Chile.