Enel Chile, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile, has begun the construction of its new 204 MW Domeyko photovoltaic (PV) park, located in the Antofagasta Region. The solar plant should be completed in July 2021 and will involve a total investment of 164 million dollars.
“Our path to a cleaner and more efficient generation mix is advancing at full speed. The incorporation of renewable capacity is one of the initiatives of Enel Chile in the leadership of the energy transition in Chile, which includes the acceleration of the decarbonization of the generation matrix and the electrification of consumption ”, said Paolo Pallotti, general manager of Enel Chile.
James Lee Stancampiano, General Manager of EGP Chile stated: “Domeyko is our fourth solar project under construction since August 2019, after Azabache (61 MW), the 126 MW Finis Terrae expansion and Campos del Sol (l382 MW), to a projected installed capacity of almost 800 MW ”.
The Domeyko solar park will be located in an area of approximately 700 hectares and will include the installation of 472,590 bifacial monocrystalline photovoltaic modules, with state-of-the-art technology that allows greater efficiency in capturing solar radiation. Once operational, they project that the plant will produce around 589 GWh per year, avoiding the emission of 439,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
They ensure that rigorous safety protocols are being implemented during the construction of the plant, to ensure the protection of the nearly 600 workers who will be involved in the works.
The Domeyko photovoltaic park is part of a portfolio of renewable projects that seeks to add 2 GW of installed capacity by 2022, half of which is already under construction.
Enel Green Power, within the Enel Group, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewable energies throughout the world, with a presence in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.