The Energy Ministry of the Biobío Region, Mauricio Henríquez, paid a visit to the Alena wind farm, developed by Mainstream, to review the progress of the project.
Currently, the Alena project is progressing in the construction of the foundations that will support the 18 wind turbines that comprise it. The wind farm will produce 84 MW of energy, which is equivalent to lighting 120 thousand homes, and will avoid the emission of 114 thousand tons of CO2 per year.
Alena is part of a list of 12 Mainstream renewable energy projects that the Government considers a priority to boost the country’s economy during 2020 and 2021.
The Alena wind farm is part of the Andes Renovables platform, one of the largest wind and solar generation platforms in Latin America with a total investment of 1.8 billion dollars that involves the construction of 10 wind and solar parks, distributed among the regions from Antofagasta and Los Lagos.
In 2022, when all Andes Renovables solar and wind farms are operational, Mainstream will contribute 20% of the energy consumed by regulated customers in Chile.