Local govt greenlights 138-MW Litueche wind farm in Chile

Wind farm in Chile. Featured Image: Pablo Rogat/Shutterstock.com

January 28 (Renewables Now) – A 138-MW wind farm in the Chilean commune of Litueche received the green light from the regional government following a presentation of the environmental impact report.

The government of Chile’s O’Higgins Region said Saturday that the wind project, valued at USD 150 million (EUR 131.4m), would not only bring renewable energy into the local power mix but also create jobs.

The Litueche farm is developed by Plan 8 Energia Infinita Ltda, a Chilean firm founded by German wind and photovoltaic (PV) energy company Plan 8 GmbH and Chile’s Energia Alternativa Ltda.

The project is designed to have 30 wind turbines of up to 4.6 MW each, with blades of 73.66 metres (241 ft) in length.

The construction phase is set to begin in the second half of 2019.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.88)

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