Environmental impact assessments have now begun there.
Greatest wind potential is seen to be in the north of the 5000km-long country, with solar potential in the Atacama Desert region in the south.
Enel Green Power, which began operations in Chile in 2001, said it would also be investing in solar and geothermal power. It is also exploring the possibility of launching hydro-electric projects.
According to the July's Windicator, Chile has a wind energy capacity of 168MW.