Renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP) announced it has successfully completed and grid connected its new Valle de los Vientos wind farm in Antofagasta, Chile. The wind farm was constructed with an investment of about $170 million and was partially funded through a loan agreement with Enel Green Power and the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) and Citi. EGP manufactures and develops plants in Denmark, where EKF is based.
Valle de los Vientos is comprised of 45 wind turbines (2 MW each), for a total installed capacity of 90 MW. The wind farm owned by Parque Eolico Valle de los Vientos S.A., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Chile Ltda, is expected to generate up to more than 200 gigwatt hours per year.
"These initiatives are expanding the range of renewable technologies that Enel Green Power is implementing in Chile, adding wind, solar and geothermal power to its long-standing tradition of hydro generation, thereby opening in the country what is currently a truly unique energy chain in Latin America," Enel Green Power said in a release.
In addition to the new plant in Chile, Enel Green Power is building five wind farms in Brazil to generate 283 MW.