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Mainstream secures approval for 182MW Aurora wind farm in Chile

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 October 2015

Mainstream Renewable Power has secured environmental consent to build and operate the 182MW Aurora wind farm in Chile’s Los Lagos region.

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The approval from the Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service will allow the company to start construction work in the coming months.

The wind farm will be situated on land dedicated to dairy and agriculture activities in the commune of Llanquihue. It will generate enough electricity for about 280,000 homes.

It will be connected to Chile's central electricity transmission system (SIC) through an existing line that passes next to the project.

After completion of the wind farm, it will be transferred to Aela Energia, which is 60% owned by Actis and 40% by Mainstream.

Mainstream will continue to manage the construction and support the operation of the projects under the JV.

Mainstream Renewable Power project development manager Ricardo Sereño said: "We are delighted to get the green light to build and operate this project which will provide much needed clean energy as well as socio-economic benefits to the region.

"Mainstream has over 2,000 megawatts of wind and solar projects in development throughout Chile and we expect to construct up to 1,000 megawatts in the next 5 years."

Mainstream's project pipeline includes more than 10,000MW in development, 360MW in construction and 334MW delivered into commercial operation.


Image: Mainstream Renewable Power project development manager Ricardo Sereño. Photo: courtesy of Mainstream Renewable Power.