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Chile’s wind energy is increasing with recent project developments

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In June, the country’s total installed renewable energy capacity increased to 5,901MW

The wind power of the Vientos del Loa wind farm has significantly increased from 126.5 MW to a total installed capacity of approximately 204.6 MW. This means 33 wind turbines were installed with a capacity of up to 6.2 MW, a local media reported. 

The approximate cost of the project is $246 million. It is anticipated to meet the growing industrial demand of the National Electric System (NES). In June, the country’s total installed renewable energy capacity increased to 5,901MW, accounting for 24 percent of the total installed capacity.

More recently, Santiago-based power company AES General is developing a hybrid renewable energy project in the country. The project known as Parque Terra Energía Renovable will comprise 350MW of wind and 512.5MW of solar PV. The project will be an addition to the rising number of renewable energy projects in Chile, a local media reported. These developments will further enhance the country’s renewable energy sector and position it as a potential hotspot for sustainable renewable growth. 

According to figures published by the country’s national energy commission, its renewable energy output for June was 1,168GWh. This accounted for 8.2 percent of the total monthly electricity production.

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