Authorities in northern Chile have approved construction of Engie’s 353.4MW Lomas de Taltal Lomas de Taltal (353.4MW) OnshoreAntofagasta, Chile, Central & South America Click to see full details wind farm.
The project will consist of 57 6.2MW turbines and will cost around €375 million to build, according to documents presented by Engie.
Engie Energía Chile, which is 60% owned by the French energy giant, announced earlier this year that it plans to develop 2GW of renewable energy capacity by 2025 to replace the coal-fired plants it is retiring.
Earlier this month, the company announced that it had begun commercial operations at the 152MW Calama Calama (152MW) OnshoreAntofagasta Region, Chile, Central & South America Click to see full details wind farm in the same Antofagasta region.
In October, it submitted an environmental impact study for the 204MW Lomas Verde wind farm in the southern region of Los Lagos, which could enter operations in 2025.
The company also plans to build two hybrid wind-solar-energy storage complexes with 1.5GW of installed capacity after winning a tender earlier this year to use government lands in northern Chile reserved for renewable energy development.