The San Isidro natural gas complex is located in the district of Quillota, Valparaiso Region, approximately 8 km away from the city’s downtown, and 2 km away from the town of San Pedro, a semi-urban sector where most of the community work is carried out.
Geographically, the Quillota district borders the Puchuncaví, La Cruz, and Hijuelas district to the north; with Limache and Olmue, to the south; Hijuelas to the east and Quintero to the west. It is the capital of the Quillota Province.
Economically, it is an agricultural-oriented area, even though industrial processes are developed as well, such as the extraction of aggregates and power generation through thermal power plants.
The community of San Pedro is made up of about 8,000 inhabitants, grouped in the Junta de Vecinos (JJVV), advancement associations, sports clubs, senior citizens, and other social organizations. Since the installation of San Isidro II in 2007, they have been the beneficiaries of the San Pedro Funds, a commitment to the Resolution of Environmental Qualifications (RCA), for a period of 10 years.
This was of great value to the community, which said these resources allowed them to have the foundations required as a location, from neighborhood headquarters to post offices, stops and bull shoulders, pavement and street lighting. Enel's collaboration with the communities has made it possible to improve living conditions and increase their development opportunities.
Currently, after several years of intense work, a 10-year Sustainability Plan has been jointly defined by the community and the company, in force from 2017 to 2026. Through this Plan, a program of projects for access to electric power and energy efficiency has been implemented, with a strong impact upon the recovery of public spaces, called Quillota Innovability.
At the same time, sustainability initiatives are being developed in collaboration with the Municipality of Quillota, and which allow an impact on the entire municipality, such as the Quillota Respira Facing Climate Change project, the largest urban tree planting initiative in the country.
Additionally, there is a 10-year donation agreement (2017-2026) with the Quillota Fire Department, to support administrative and operational tasks of its four units, including that of San Pedro.