Enel to supply renewable power to Chilean copper mine

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June 12 (Renewables Now) - Chilean copper producer Compania Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi SCM has awarded in a tender a contract for the supply of 100% renewable power to Enel Generacion Chile.

The Chilean unit of Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) said last week that the contract would run for ten years starting April 1, 2020.

The utility is to supply approximately 1 TWh per year of certified renewable electricity, allowing the Collahuasi mine to have a clean power mix.

The new contract also spells the termination of the previous one the miner had with Enel, which concerned the electricity supply from the Tarapaca coal-fired plant. The 158-MW unit of the plant is due to close shop in May 2020 as part of the recently announced Chilean coal phase-out.

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