January 23 (Renewables Now) – Chilean Ministry of National Assets will offer a total of 8,891 hectares (21,970 acres) of land for the development of renewable energy projects in the next round of tenders, minister Felipe Ward said Tuesday.
More than 4,300 hectares of land in the Atacama and Antofagasta regions will be available in the first round which begins on June 19. The terms of bidding will be published on the website of the Ministry of National Assets (bienesnacionales.cl).
Renewable energy projects will take up 18% of 179 pieces of land that the ministry plans to put up for the development of a variety of productive undertakings such as industry, tourism, conservation and heritage, commercial real estate, among others.
The Chilean government expects to collect at least USD 51.2 million (EUR 45.1m) through sales and USD 3.4 million through concessions and annual leases in this tender, the ministry said.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.88)