ReNews | December 17, 2014 — Acciona has won an energy supply agreement in Chile that paves the way for construction of 255MW of wind and PV projects.

Under the award, made following the latest tender by the country’s National Energy Commission, the company will supply 600GWh a year to power distributors on the Central Interconnected System.

Acciona said the new facilities will be built “over the next few years” with a total investment of around $500m. The developer will sign 15-year contracts with the pool of distributors behind the tender.

Acciona said the bid was made in competition with conventional technologies and “highlighted the competitiveness of renewable energies against fossil-based equivalents in the Chilean market”.

Acciona Energía chief executive Rafael Mateo said: “It is a very positive outcome that will strengthen our position in Chile and allow us to make a significant contribution to the country’s objective of achieving a more sustainable energy matrix.”

In October, Acciona started up the 45MW Punta Palmeras wind farm (pictured) in the Coquimbo region of Chile.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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