June 25 (Renewables Now) - The net installed capacity of Chile's non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) power plants reached 4,949 MW at the end of May, up from 4,906 MW registered the month before.
According to the latest report by the Chilean national energy commission (CNE), the NCRE capacity represents 20.8% of the country's total.
The NCRE plants generated 1,060 GWh of power, accounting for 16% of the total production in May.
During the month, Chile’s environmental impact evaluation service (SEIA) admitted for consideration ten renewables schemes which are to bring 163 MW of new capacity. Their combined investment is worth USD 154.5 million (EUR 135.8m). Another eight projects adding up to 67 MW in total received the green light from the SEIA.
The state of NCRE projects in Chile is summarised in the table below using data supplied by the CNE:
|Technology:||In operation (in MW):||Trial stage (in MW):||Under construction (in MW):|
|Biomass and biogas||501||6||6|
Currently, 51 projects are under construction and are due to start operations in the period between May 2019 and January 2021. In addition, 40 NCRE power plants have been synchronised with the power grid and are undergoing trials.
Chile’s distributed generation registry listed 1,062 kW of installations under the net-metering scheme in May. The total distributed generation capacity was 24,525 kW, with the largest number of installations located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.88)