Pacific Hydro Chile to build 108 MW wind plant

Santiago, Chile, June 18, 2012 — The Chilean unit of Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro Ltd, Pacific Hydro Chile, filed on Friday an environmental declaration for a 108-MW wind power plant worth $250 million.

The facility, dubbed Punta Sierra, will have 36 wind turbines able to generate 310 GWh per year. It will be located in the Coquimbo region, 168 miles north of Chile's capital Santiago.

The declaration will be analyzed by the environmental authorities by September 12.

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