EDF Renewables Chile and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables have obtained approval for the financing of the extension of their Cabo Leones I wind farm, located in Chile’s Atacama region.
Julio 20th, 2020
In service since 2017, Cabo Leones I will be composed of 12 additional turbines representing 60 MW, taking the whole farm up to 175.5 MW of installed capacities. Due to be completed by end-2021, this extension will supply enough electricity to power 163,000 Chilean households
Jean-Christophe Puech, Director of EDF Renewables Chile, commented:“We are proud to reinforce our expansion in Chile through these additional 60 MW in Cabo Leones I. EDF Renewables is thus demonstrating its commitment to supporting Chile’s energy transition to a decarbonised model.
Gregorio Álvarez, Grupo Ibereólica Renovables’ president added : “This financing contributes to secure Cabo Leones I as one of the main wind farm in Chile and one of the first windfarm in the world to take advantage of the latest 5 MW SG 145 wind turbines developed by Siemens Gamesa in its latest technological platforms.”