As part of the final closure of Enel Generacion’s Bocamina thermal power station this Friday, September 30th, Enel and the city of Coronel signed an agreement in which the company will fund a city park and the new Rosa Medel School. Both projects are active agreements with the Coronel city government and community within the fair energy transition process led by Enel in the area.
"This agreement is important because it upholds the company and city's commitments. It also includes the community since all contracts have consensus among Coronel's resident groups," explains Antonella Pellegrini, Sustainability Manager for Enel Chile.
During the past six years, Enel has implemented an unprecedented public relations strategy in the area centered around human rights as the basis for social, human, and local economic development. After announcing that it would push up the final closure of the Bocamina plant, the company confirmed that it would follow through with all current agreements with the community and city government.
“There are commitments we’ve made and fulfilled, but I’d also like to point out that we are committed to completing all projects currently under development and the obligations we've assumed with the community and city. One of the more important projects is the work to repair homes in the Huertos Familiares and Doña Isidora communities,” says Pellegrini.
With the closure of Bocamina, Enel will become the first company in Chile to disconnect all of its coal-powered plants as part of its mission to lead a fair energy transition within the country.