Enel Green Power has completed two new Chilean PV plants, Lalackama and Chañares, that are now linked to the grid. Another Diego de Almagro plant has been brought online as well. The three solar projects locating in the regions of Antofagasta and Atacama required a total investment of around USD $240 million dollars and have overall installed capacity of 136 MW.
Lalackama, with an installed capacity of 60 MW, is Enel Green Power’s largest PV plant, capable of generating up to 160 GWh a year. Building the solar park required an investment of some USD $110 million dollars. The Chañares plant, next door to the Diego de Almagro solar park, has an installed capacity of 40 MW is capable of generating up to 94 GWh a year and required an investment of some USD$70 million dollars.
By bringing online the final 4 MW, the Diego de Almagro plant is now fully operational. It has a total installed capacity of 36 MW and consists of about 225,000 thin-film modules manufactured in the Enel Green Power factory in Catania, Sicily. The solar park required an investment of around USD$60 million dollars and is capable of generating up to 80 GWh a year.
These projects are accompanied by long-term contracts for the sale of the electric power generated and delivered to the central Chile regional grid (SIC, Central Interconnected System).