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."

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Signing of an agreement with local community Chañaral de Aceituno

Mayo 22nd, 2020

Social organizations of "Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno" (juntas de vecinos, firemen, syndicates...) have signed in Freirina'a notary the agreement for the creation of a social inversion fund that Cabo Leones I, II and III have established in favor of the local communities and local economic development. This is the conclusion of a succesful dialog process in which the Ministry of Energy, the SEREMI Enegía Atacama and the Municipality of Freirina took an important part alongside with the 3 Cabo Leones wind parks and the community.

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Parques Cabo Leones have offered 2,000 masks and hygiene material to the Municipality of Freirina to help in the fight against CoVid-19

Mayo 12th, 2020

This Monday, the teams of Cabo Leones wind farms representing Ibereólica Renovables, EDF Renewables Chile and Global Power Generation  gathered in Freirina's town Hall where they met with lod mayor Cesar Orellana. The purpose of the meeting was the donation of 2,000 masks, digital thermometers and sanitization material such as hydroalcoholic gel and cuaternary ammonium. This initiative shows the strong commitment of Cabo Leones in order to help the local community in its fight against CoVid-19. The municipality's health and social services will manage the distribution of this material.

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Signing of the agreement for a social inversion fund benefitting to the community

Abril 9th, 2020

Today, representives of "Caleta los Burros Sur" community (Junta de Vecinos, Sindicatos, Agrupación Esfuerzo Alguero) have signed in Freirina's notary an agreement for the creation of a social inversion fund that the three companies Cabo Leones I, Cabo Leones II, Cabo Leones III - in a common effort - have established for this community, helping the territory's development. Following the signing, all stakeholders gathered in Freirina's town Hall to meet with the lord mayor Cesar Orellana.

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Cabo Leones I led tests that could allow for the first time a wind farm to take part in automated generation control in SEN (national electric system)

Marzo 20th, 2020

A round of tests has been realized in december of 2019 and completed last february with "Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional". The conclusion is that for the first time, a wind farm could take part in the "Control Segundario de Frecuencia" thanks to automatic generation control (AGC).

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Fire Brigade receive a solar pv kit

Enero 29th, 2020

As previously agreed, the Cabo Leones I team has offered a solar photovoltaic kit to the 2nd Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno Fire Brigade. 3 panels and 4 batteries were installed. This will be of a great use for the lightining of the premices as well as the electricity supply for everyday use. All tests have been proceeded with success to make sure the installation is fine and secure.

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Local community visits Cabo Leones I

Enero 20th, 2020

This saturday 18th, en Caleta los Burros Sur, Freirina's Vincente Rivera rayuela Club met with the local neighbour's association. Circa 40 people participated in such activity (incluying families, children and elderlies).

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Implementation of a common communication channel between firefighters and wind farms in case of fire

Septiembre 25th, 2019

Today a meeting was held between the Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno fire department and the Cabo Leones wind farms (including Cabo Leones I) to implement a common communication channel

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"Mesa eólica” with the participation of seremi de Energía

Junio 1st, 2019

With the participation of Energy Seremi Kim Fa Bondi, representatives of Ministry of Energy “división de participación y diálogo” and representatives of San Juan, Sarco, Cabo Leones I, II y III, an intense work session has been organized within the framework of “mesa eólica”.

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Atacama regional counselors visit our site

Mayo 6th, 2019

Cabo Leones I Health & Safety coordinator received the visit of the representatives from the Regional Environment Commission and the Atacama regional counselors. They had the opportunity to visit the premises and share a conversation about our reletion with local community as well as the environment issues in the zone.

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Signing of a “protocolo de entendimiento” with local community

Abril 1st, 2019

The signing of a Protocol of Understanding between Cabo Leones I and the community of Caleta Los Burros Sur, located in the commune of Freirina, was carried out by the Energy Seremi, Kim Fa Bondi, the Mayor of Freirina, Cesar Orellana and representatives of EDF Renewables and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables.

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E-mobility has arrived!

Marzo 9th, 2019

The Cabo Leones I wind farm now benefits from a 100% electric vehicle taking advantage of the renewable energy generated by the plant, avoiding contamination.

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