The first phase of Repsol Ibereólica Renovables Chile’s initial joint solar project in country is now producing electricity for the grid. Repsol and the Ibereólica Renovables Group’s JV Elena photovoltaic plant now has 76.8MW of installed capacity, extending to 596MW once the whole project is completed. Once fully operational, the Elena photovoltaic plant will generate enough renewable energy to supply more than 554,000 Chilean households and will prevent the emission of approximately 1.19 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Repsol’s executive managing director of Low Carbon Generation João Paulo Costeira said: “Our partnership with the Ibereólica Renovables Group, a highly experienced partner with strong renewable energy capabilities, allows us to meet our growth and diversification goals in Chile, a country that offers us great potential for asset development and that will contribute to reaching our goal of 6000MW in operation by 2025.” Gregorio Álvarez, founder and president of the Ibereólica Renovables Group, added: “It is a great pleasure to be able to celebrate the start of electricity production from the Elena photovoltaic plant, the result of collaboration with Repsol, a partner that has once again demonstrated its commitment to the decarbonisation of the country and with whom we have managed to lay solid foundations on which to jointly develop a more sustainable future for Chile.”
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