Cabo Leones II wind farm

Owned by Global Power Generation, a Naturgy Group subsidiary, and the Ibereolica Group and boasting an installed capacity of 205.8 MW, the Cabo Leones II Wind Farm began injecting energy into Chile’s National Electricity Grid (SEN) on 10 October with the connection of its first unit to the grid, fully expecting to have all its 49 units injecting energy by the end of 2020.

The wind farm is located on a 3,500-hectare plot of land close to the Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno (Freirina area, province of Huasco), in the third region of Atacama on the coast of the desert of the same name, 137 km south-west of the city of Vallenar and 610 km north of the city of Santiago.

Since the contract was awarded in 2016, the wind farm’s design was continually optimised until it achieved its current configuration, which is composed of 49 SG145 model wind turbines from the latest Siemens Gamesa platform with a unit power of 4.2 MW, a hub height of 90 metres and a rotor diameter of 145 metres.

This is one of the first 2 electricity-generation projects in Chile for Naturgy, through which the company will be supplying 550 GW of electricity a year. It first came into operation this September after receiving approval from the National Electricity Coordinator for the energisation of the wind farm’s 33/220-kV booster substation integrated by a line position, two transformer positions and their corresponding electricity and control building.

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San Pedro photovoltaic power plant

Owned by Global Power Generation and boasting an installed capacity of 110 MW, the San Pedro solar photovoltaic farm began its connection process on 24 October 2020 with the energisation of the Lasana substation, fully expecting to start injecting energy into the National Electricity Grid (SEN) in November.

The photovoltaic power plant is located in the middle of the Atacama desert in the north of Chile some 2,550 metres above sea level. The area of this site offers a combination of very high solar desert radiation along with relatively moderate daytime temperatures thanks to its altitude, making this area of Chile a privileged site for solar photovoltaic generation, which is expected to have one of the best capacity factors in the world for this type of technology.

The San Pedro photovoltaic power plant has two practically adjacent sites called San Pedro de Atacama I (SP I) and San Pedro de Atacama IV (SP IV), which together have an authorised injection capacity of 110 MW into the SEN. A total of 234,696 bifacial 430/435-Wp photovoltaic modules, manufactured by Longi, have been installed at both farms.

The project was fully capable of supplying power on 1 january 2021, improving the electricity service in Chile by providing reliable, renewable and cheap energy.

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Cantera, Palermo, Milano, Torino, CauquenesandRatulemusphotovoltaicplants

 

The PMGD (Small Means of Distributed Generation) project consists of the photovoltaic plants Cantera, Palermo, Milán, Torino, Cauquenes and Ratulemus. The facilities are scheduled to be in operation in 2022 and have a total installed power of 57MW.

Cantera Solar:

This plant will be located in San Pedro, Melipilla, in the Santiago Metropolitan Region and will have a nominal power of 3 MVA, with a total of 5,600 Longi solar panels, mounted on PVH solar trackers, occupying an area of approximately 6.19 Ha, connected to a Power Electronics Transformer Station and collecting the energy generated by means of a 13.2 kV medium voltage line connected to the El Prado feeder.

Milán Solar:

This project is being developed on an area of approximately 12.52 hectares and is located on route J-310, Camino Viejo la Aurora S/N, in the commune of Teno, province of Curicó, in the Maule region of Chile.

The park will have 7.36MWp of projected electrical power and 13,720 photovoltaic modules, will be installed, distributed between 9,688 Longi photovoltaic modules of 535Wp and 4,032 Longi photovoltaic modules of 540Wp, connected to two Power Electronics Transformer Stations, and installed on bifilar PVH trackers.

It also includes earthmoving works, the construction of main and secondary roads, the installation of a perimeter fence, the construction and development of the Operation and Maintenance area, and the installation of work sites for the construction phase, among other things.

Torino Solar:

This project is being developed on an area of approximately 13.91 hectares and is located at the end of the west side of Route 5 South, km 173, in the commune of Teno, province of Curicó, in the Maule region of Chile.

It will have 8.8MWp of projected electrical power and 16,464 photovoltaic modules will be installed, distributed between 12,460 Longi photovoltaic modules of 535Wp and 4,004 Longi photovoltaic modules of 540Wp, connected to three Power Electronics Transformer Stations, and installed on bifilar PVH trackers.

It also includes earthmoving works, the construction of main and secondary roads, the installation of a perimeter fence, the construction and development of the Operation and Maintenance area, and the installation of work sites for the construction phase, among other things.

Palermo Solar:

This will be located in San Pedro, Melipilla, in the Santiago Metropolitan Region and will have a nominal power of 9 MVA, with a total of 18,480 Longi solar panels, mounted on PVH solar trackers, occupying an area of approximately 16.31 Ha, connected to three Power Electronics Transformer Stations and collecting the energy generated by means of a 23 kV medium voltage line connected to the El Peumo Substation.

Cauquenes Solar:

This plant will be located in Cauquenes, in the Maule Region, and will have a nominal power of 3 MVA, with a total of 5,600 Longi solar panels, mounted on PVH solar trackers, occupying an area of approximately 6.146 Ha, connected to a Power Electronics Transformer Station and collecting the energy generated by means of a 13.2 kV medium voltage line.

Ratulemus Solar:

This plant will be located in Ratulemus, in the Maule Region, and will have a nominal power of 3 MVA, with a total of 5,600 Longi solar panels, with an output of 535 Wp (4872 units) and 540 Wp (728 units) per module and a total capacity of 2,999.640 kWp, mounted on PVH solar trackers, occupying an area of approximately 7.768 Ha, connected to a Power Electronics Transformer Station and collecting the energy generated by means of a 13.2 kV medium voltage line.

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