Repsol, Ibereolica JV begins up 77 MW of photo voltaic in Chile

Spanish multi-energy group Repsol SA (BME:REP) stated on Wednesday that its three way partnership (JV) in Chile has commissioned the primary section of a 596-MW photo voltaic photovoltaic undertaking within the area of Antofagasta, within the northern a part of the nation.

A 76.8-MW portion of the Elena photo voltaic park undertaking is on-line and feeding electrical energy into the grid. The undertaking is owned by Repsol Ibereolica Renovables Chile, a 50/50 JV arrange by Repsol and Spanish unbiased renewables agency Grupo Ibereolica Renovables to function within the South American nation.

Elena is their first photo voltaic undertaking to begin operations, following a pair of wind farms.

As soon as absolutely working, the Elena photo voltaic farm shall be able to producing sufficient electrical energy to satisfy energy consumption wants of greater than 554,000 Chilean households, Repsol stated.

Earlier this 12 months, Repsol Ibereolica Renovables Chile commissioned the 165.3-MW Atacama wind farm. Their first undertaking was the 192.5-MW Cabo Leones III wind farm, which began industrial operation in December 2020.

At current, the JV companions have a portfolio with round 1,800 MW value of renewable vitality belongings in operation, building or superior levels of growth. A few of the new initiatives are anticipated to return on-line earlier than 2026, Repsol stated.

There’s potential to increase to portfolio to over 2,600 MW in 2030, the corporate added.

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