Enel Green Power Chile cuts ribbon at 10-MW DG solar farm in Santiago

Jan 25, 2023 11:11 AM ET
  • Renewables specialist Enel Green Power Chile, part of utility team Enel Chile, has inaugurated a 10.8-MW distributed generation (DG) solar farm in the Santiago Metropolitan area, a project it supplied in partnership with Spain-based PV developer IM2 Solar.
Enel Green Power Chile cuts ribbon at 10-MW DG solar farm in Santiago
Image: Enel Chile

Both business have an agreement that dates back to 2021 to install 75 MW of small-scale solar farms that will operate under an unique regulatory framework designed for small DG power plants, or PMGDs as they are known in Chile.

The La Colonia DG solar farm that was just introduced is a USD-7.7-million (EUR 7.1 m) development situated near the Chilean funding, Enel Chile said. It is comprised of 23,490 bifacial modules, which are anticipated to create 23,550 MWh of power annually.

Enel Green Power Chile has 17 projects in its PMGD portfolio, with nine of them connected as well as eight unfinished. The company prepares to continue working alongside IM2 Solar on these types of projects in the coming years, Enel Chile claimed.

There have to do with 2,045 MW of PMGD power plants in Chile, according to a June 2022 update by the Chilean power commission. Over 75% of them are solar PV farms, with the remainder utilizing wind, biomass, water and fossil fuels as a power source.

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