AES gets green light for large Chilean renewables complex

Authorities have approved AES Corporation’s plans to build an 863MW renewable energy complex in northern Chile.

The $750 million Terra renewable energy park was submitted for approval in 2020.

It will include a 350MW wind farm, a 512.5MW solar PV park and two banks of lithium batteries. The wind farm would consist of 50 turbines with power ratings of 7MW.

Construction is expected to take two years.

A spokesman told Windpower Monthly that the company is now studying the next steps to take to develop the project.

Terra is just one of several renewable projects being advanced by AES Andes as it transitions to clean energy. It is completing construction of three wind farms in southern Chile – the 66MW Campo Lindo, 110MW Los Olmos and 68 Mesamávida projects.

Last year it also submitted plans for the $800 million Pampas complex, which will include a 140MW wind farm. It is due online in 2026.

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