Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator will build three onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 102 megawatt (MW) in Chile, its first such units in the South American country, said the company.
Expanding its renewable energy generation capacity in the South American country amid an increasing demand for hydro, wind and solar power in the southernmost nation in the world. Combined with the company’s existing hydropower assets, Statkraft will reach a generating capacity of 366 megawatt (MW) by the end of 2023.
The 102 MW Torsa wind power project consists of three wind farms, totalling 19 wind turbines supplied by German manufacturer Nordex. Construction of wind turbines will start in second half of 2021, Statkraft said.
The wind farms are located in the O’Higgins region, 124 kilometres south of the capital Santiago and would help satisfy Chile’s increasing demand for renewable power, it added.
The Norwegian state-owned utility has been present in Chile since 2014 and currently owns hydropower plants with a capacity of 209 MW and an annual production of 747 GWh in the world’s southernmost country.