The CEME 1 Thermal Energy Storage System is a 70,000kW energy storage project located in Tocopilla, Maria Elena, Antofagasta, Chile.

The project was announced in 2016 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The CEME 1 Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by CEME1. The project is owned by CEME1 (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

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CEME1 is the owner. CEME1 is the developer.

Additional information

CEME1 SpA, a Joint Venture between Enerstar América and Nogaleda Energia, a Chilean family owned Investment Company. The CEME 1 project promoted by Enerstar America, together with a group of Chilean private investors, consists of a 70MWe CSP parabolic-through technology, in conjunction with a photovoltaic (PV) plant of 70MWe.

About CEME1

CEME1 SpA is a renewable energy company.


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