EDF's Chilean JV Unveils 480-MW Solar Farm

Jul 10, 2024 02:05 PM ET
  • Unveiling Chile's largest solar farm, EDF's CEME1 project is a shining example of sustainable energy innovation in the Atacama Desert.

French utility EDF has unveiled the 480-MW CEME1 solar farm in Chile's Atacama Desert, the country's largest solar farm to date. The project, built by EDF's Chilean joint venture Generadora Metropolitana, consists of 882,000 solar panels covering 435 hectares of land. The solar farm is accompanied by a battery energy storage system (BESS) project to increase efficiency.

Generadora Metropolitana began energizing the solar farm in March and is now working on adding 1,200 MWh of BESS capacity. EDF Group Senior Executive Vice-President Beatrice Buffon highlighted the project's importance in Chile's energy transition and the Group's commitment to a sustainable future. EDF currently has 770 MW of installed renewables capacity in Chile.

What makes the CEME1 solar farm in Chile stand out?

  • The CEME1 solar farm in Chile stands out as the country's largest solar farm to date, with a capacity of 480 MW.
  • The project, built by EDF's Chilean joint venture Generadora Metropolitana, consists of 882,000 solar panels covering 435 hectares of land.
  • The solar farm is accompanied by a battery energy storage system (BESS) project, which will increase efficiency and help with energy storage.
  • Generadora Metropolitana began energizing the solar farm in March and is working on adding 1,200 MWh of BESS capacity.
  • EDF Group Senior Executive Vice-President Beatrice Buffon highlighted the project's importance in Chile's energy transition and the Group's commitment to a sustainable future.
  • EDF currently has 770 MW of installed renewables capacity in Chile, showing their dedication to renewable energy projects in the country.

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