Enel Chile, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile, has begun construction of its new 204 MW Domeyko PV park in the Antofagasta region.
The solar plant is scheduled to be completed by July 2021 and will require a cumulative investment of $164 million.
“With the start of construction of Domeyko, we are able to further establish our renewable footprint in Chile, a Country gifted with a great wealth of energy sources. This effort underscores once more our tireless commitment to accelerate Chile’s energy transition, paving the way towards a clean and efficient energy matrix while supporting the Country’s sustainability ambitions.“Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power and head of the global power generation business line.
The Domeyko Park will be spread over an area of approximately 700 hectares and will include the installation of 472,590 bifacial mono-crystalline PV modules with technology that enables greater efficiency in the capture of solar radiation.
When operational, the plant would produce approximately 589 GWh, preventing the release of 439,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
During the construction of the facility, stringent safety measures are being enforced, taking into account the ongoing pandemic and in line with the indications given by the health authorities, with the goal of ensuring the necessary security for nearly 600 workers who will be involved in construction. Steps involve the compulsory and permanent use of personal protective equipment and, in addition, social distances are maintained by crews.