Wind project environmental study approved in Chile

Chile's environmental service SEA has approved Spanish renewable energy company Grupo Ibereólica's environmental impact assessment (EIA) regarding its 170 MW Cabo Leones wind farm project to be located in Chile.

According to Business News Americas, the EIA was submitted for approval last September. The wind farm will use 85 turbines with an investment of $365 million. Construction is scheduled to begin April 30, 2012.

Earlier this month, Grupo Ibereólica also submitted an EIA concerning a transmission line to connect the company's planned wind farm to the central SIC grid, according to the article.

The deadline for approval for the EIA regarding the transmission line is set for May 24, 2012. Construction of the 220kV, 56.6 km line is scheduled to begin in January 2013 with an estimated investment of $23 million.

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