Endesa to appeal court rejection of $1.4bn plant

Endesa (BMAD: ELE) Chile is to appeal a decision to reject its plant for a $1.4bn coal-fired power plant in the Atacama region of the country.

The 740 MW plant, which was intended to support the Chilean mining sector in the region, had its plan rejected by a local court.

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The decision follows a Chilean ministerial committee's decision on Tuesday to also appeal the court's ruling last week. The ruling voided the committee's approval to construct the Punta Alcalde project, effectively blocking development of the plant.

Endesa said it has "decided to appeal to the Supreme Court to seek ratification of the ministerial committee's decision (approval)."

IThe Punta Alcalde project, with two 370 MW units, would cover over 10 per cent of the current electricity demand on Chile's largest power grid, the central SIC.

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