PAMPA ELVIRA SOLAR

Solar Thermal Plant, inaugurated in 2013, which supplies energy to Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral operation in the North of Chile (Atacama region). It is noted for its contribution of average 54,000 MWh/annum of heat energy, replacing 85% of the fossil fuel used in the electro-winning process, enabling Gabriela Mistral Division to stop emitting 15,000 tons per year of C02.

For further information visit solartermico.cl and ellaimasolar.cl

 
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Main characteristics:

  • Started up in the year 2013, supplies Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral Division, located in Sierra Gorda district, Atacama Region.
  • Largest solar thermal plant in the world.
  • Built by Chilean-Danish consortium (E. Llaima-Sunmark), outstanding in the design and development of large solar thermal plants.
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Technical Data:

  • Area: 43.920 m2.
  • Panels: 2.928 of 15 m2 each.
  • Energy Supply: 54.000 MWh/yr.
  • Low emission of greenhouse gases.
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Acknowledgments:

December 2014 received First National Prize for Sustainability, prize organized by El Mercurio’s Recyclópolis Foundation, in the Fire category, for promoting new environmental tendencies and showing cases of successful solutions compatible with the environment.


ENERGÍA COYANCO

Run-of-river hydroelectric power station of 12 MW installed capacity. Started up in the year 2010, located in the San José de Maipo district, Metropolitan Region. Created with the purpose of taking advantage of the Rio Maipo’s potential resources for the generation of sustainable energy.
Its construction was defined with serious consideration of the environment, thus contemplating the reforestation with native species in the construction area and an innovative open power station model, which can be visited by tourists, students and investigators.

For further information visit energiacoyanco.cl

 

Main characteristics:

  • Started up in 2010, seeks to take advantage of the natural potencial of the Maipo river for the generation of sustainable energy.
  • Registered under the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Reduction of carbon bonds under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
  • Open power station model, which can be visited by tourists, students and investigators.
  • Concerned with and environmental recovery of the surroundings.

Technical Data:

  • Installed Power: 12 MW.
  • Average Annual Generation: 85 GWh.
  • Design Flow: 45 m3/sec.
  • Two Francis Turbines.
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Acknowledgments:

Excellent technical operation. Recognized by the CNE (National Energy Commission)  for its positive coexistence with the community, as well as care and recovery of the environment.