- The El Manzano solar park will have a net power of approximately 99 MW, in line with the company's strategy to incorporate hybrid renewable energy plants, and it will also include a battery-powered energy storage system.
- This project will be located in the northern sector of the Metropolitan Region and is part of the company's new strategy to install projects closer to its centers of consumption.
Santiago, March 7, 2023 – Enel Green Power Chile, subsidiary of Enel Chile, has begun to build its new El Manzano solar power park in the town of Tiltil, which will be the company's first large-scale photovoltaic solar power plant in the Metropolitan Region. The new plant is hybrid, with a net potential of around 99 MW of solar power, as well as a battery-system for energy storage.
Through the development and operation of this new plant, EGP Chile can generate around 226 GWh of 100% clean energy per year, which will be injected into the National Electrical System (SEN), avoiding over 178,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
On the other hand, thanks to the annual generation of this new plant, Enel can provide energy for around 75,000 Chilean homes.
“We celebrate this milestone because El Manzano will be Enel's first large-scale solar power generation project in the Metropolitan Region, which bolsters the company’s strategy to bring renewable energy closer to the large centers of consumption. It also represents a step forward in our 2023-2025 strategic development plan, which looks to add 1.9 GW of renewable capacity to the National Electrical System, and contributes to our long-term goal of reaching zero emissions by 2040,” says Fabrizio Barderi, CEO of Enel Chile.
El Manzano park is being built on a 185-hectare lot and includes the installation of a total of 162,000 bifacial monocrystalline solar panels (615 and 610 watts), a cutting-edge technology in the development of solar power plants that allows for the collection of solar radiation and better generation profiles.
During the peak of its construction, it will employ around 500 people and aspires to contribute to local development through the policies to create shared value while also hiring local labor.