- The La Cabaña wind farm, with an installed capacity of 105.6 MW and an investment of approximately US$190 million, will be in the Araucanía Region, Angol municipality.
Angol, November 24, 2022 - Enel Green Power Chile, an Enel Chile subsidiary, began constructing its new La Cabaña wind farm, which also incorporates an innovative energy storage system using lithium batteries (34.3 MW BESS).
This new 100% clean energy generation plant, which contemplates an investment of approximately US$190 million and an installed capacity of 105.6 MW, will be complemented by the power of the BESS system (34.3 MW). La Cabaña is part of the portfolio of renewable projects developed by the company nationwide. Through this, we promote the decarbonization of our generation matrix on our fair energy transition strategy.
"With the start of La Cabaña construction, we are continuing to lead the energy transition process towards a generation matrix based on renewable energies," said Fabrizio Barderi, Enel Chile's general manager. He adds, "Through the development of La Cabaña, we are also continuing our strategy of hybridization of non-conventional renewable generation plants. This wind project is Enel Chile's first using storage system, through which we will have greater flexibility in managing the plant".
The La Cabaña wind farm contemplates the installation of 22 wind turbines of 4.8 MW each. During its construction peak, it will employ approximately 450 people and aims to contribute to local growth by generating shared value creation policies and by hiring local labor specialized in developing renewable energy plants.
Enel Chile is the largest electricity company in Chile by installed capacity which, after the closure of unit II of Bocamina, amounts to 8.0 GW, including more than 6.0 GW of renewable energy, that is, around 3.5 GW of hydro power, more than 1.8 GW of solar power, 642 MW of wind and 69 MW of geothermal. The Group also operates in the distribution sector through Enel Distribución Chile, which serves more than 2.1 million end users, as well as in the advanced energy solutions business through Enel X Chile.
Enel Green Power®, within the Enel Group, develops and operates renewable energy plants worldwide and is present in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. A world leader in clean energy, with a total capacity of around 55 GW and a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power, as well as energy storage facilities, Enel Green Power is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable energy plants.