Enel Green Power has begun construction of the new Carrera Pinto solar photovoltaic power park in Chile.
With a total installed capacity of 97MW, once fully operational the new plant, will be able to generate more than 260GWh per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of almost 122,000 Chilean households, and will avoid the annual emission of more than 127,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The solar park is located in the Atacama region and owned by Parque Solar Carrera Pinto S.A. It will be completed and enter service in the second half of 2016. EGP will be investing a total of approximately 180 million US dollars in the construction of the facility in line with the growth targets set out in EGP's current business plan. The business is financing the projects with its own resources.
The project will be supported by a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (Endesa Chile). The energy generated by the plant will be delivered to SIC (Sistema Interconectado Central).