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September 1, 2021

AES Los Andes Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System, Chile

By Carmen

The AES Los Andes Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is an 112,000kW energy storage project located in Calama, Antofagasta, Chile. The rated storage capacity of the project is 560,000kWh.

The project will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The AES Los Andes Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by AES Gener. The project is owned by AES Gener (100%), a subsidiary of The AES.

Contractors involved

AES Gener is the owner. AES Gener is the developer. Fluence Energy is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The batteries will be paired with 253 MW of renewable energy generation, including the 180MW Andes Solar II B project in Antofagasta. Andes Solar II B will be built with 10 MW of modular, prefabricated solar PV panels and 170MW of bifacial solar PV panels of the type AES Gener has already deployed in the 80 MW Andes Solar II A project which has already begun construction.

About AES Gener

AES Gener SA (AES Gener), a subsidiary of The AES Corp, is an integrated electric utility. It produces, markets, exports and imports electric power. The company generates electricity using coal, gas, diesel, hydro, biomass and solar sources. AES Gener provides electricity in four independent markets: SIC and SING in Chile; SIN in Colombia; and SADI in Argentina. It owns energy storage and water desalination assets; and has interests in various water and power projects under construction phases. AES Gener operates a portfolio of generation assets in Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The company is owned by AES Corp, Chilean Pension Funds and other shareholders. AES Gener is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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