The Central Illapa (Mejillones) Power Plant is 358MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Antofagasta, Chile. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Thermal||358||–||358||Permitting||Antofagasta, Chile||Independent Power|
The project is being developed by Independent Power and is currently owned by Central Illapa with a stake of 100%.
It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant that will be used for Peakload. The fuel will be procured from GNL Mejillones Regasification Terminal.
The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project will be sold to Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande under a power purchase agreement.
Central Illapa (Mejillones) Power Plant (Central Illapa (Mejillones) Power Plant Phase I (Gas Turbine)) will be equipped with Siemens 701DU gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines with 128MW nameplate capacity.
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