Italy’s Enel to build 116 MW power projects in Chile

SANTIAGO – Italian utility Enel S.p.A., acting through its subsidiary Enel Generación Chile, has been awarded the supply of 1.180 TWh per year to a number of Chilean distribution companies through the tender launched by the country’s National Energy Commission (Comisión Nacional de Energía).

The Enel Group won 54 percent of the 2.2 TWh per year offered in the tender.

The energy awarded to Enel will be provided by a mix of new renewable projects comprising of 116 MW of solar, 93 MW of wind and 33 MW of geothermal for a total capacity of 242 MW, based on plants located in the Antofagasta region (solar and geothermal) in northern Chile, as well as on a wind farm located in the Araucanía region, in southern Chile. The facilities are expected to enter into service by 2024 and generating around 1.180 TWh per year.

The Enel Group operates in Chile in the conventional generation and distribution sectors through Enel Chile and its subsidiaries Enel Generación Chile and Enel Distribución Chile. The Group also has a significant presence in the country’s renewable energy market through Enel Green Power Chile.

According to the company, Enel has a total installed capacity of around 7.5 GW (4.8 GW renewables and 2.7 GW thermal), 1.9 million customers and over 2,200 employees in Chile.