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.
The energy awarded to Enel will be provided by a mix of new renewable projects comprising of 116MWp of solar, 93MW of wind and 33MW of geothermal for a total capacity of 242MW.
"We are extremely pleased about this new important award for the supply of electricity to Chilean customers," said Enel CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace. "The combination of different renewable technologies and some thermal generation has proven once again the winning approach. To this end, it is worth mentioning that in the past few years we have grown, through Enel Green Power, a solid renewable footprint that includes hydro, wind, solar as well as completing the construction of the first geothermal plant in South America, Cerro Pabellón. This award grants the possibility to finance and build 242MW of renewable energy plants sustaining a continuing investment flow in Chile towards a more competitive and more sustainable generation mix in the country and lower cost of energy in the years to come."