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September 21, 2021

Highview Enlasa-Diego de Almagro Liquid Air Energy Storage Facility, Chile

By Carmen

The Highview Enlasa-Diego de Almagro Liquid Air Energy Storage Facility is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Diego de Almagro, Atacama, Chile. The rated storage capacity of the project is 500,000kWh.

The electro-mechanical energy storage project uses compressed air storage as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2021.

Description

The Highview Enlasa-Diego de Almagro Liquid Air Energy Storage Facility is being developed by Energia Latina and Highview Power. The project is owned by Energia Latina (50%) and Highview Power (50%).

Contractors involved

Energia Latina and Highview Power are the owners. Energia Latina and Highview Power are the developers. Highview Power is the technology provider for the project.

SK Engineering & Construction is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

Highview Enlasa, the 50/50 joint venture between Highview Power and Energia Latina S.A.-Enlasa, is developing the first liquid air long duration energy storage project in Chile. This 50 MW/500 MWh (10 hours) CRYOBattery, which represents an estimated investment of USD $150 million, will be located in Diego de Almagro in the Atacama Region.

About Energia Latina

Energia Latina S.A. (Energia Latina) carries out generating and selling of electricity. The company generates electricity through thermal power plants. The company, through its subsidiary ENLASA Generacion Chile SA operates as the central interconnected system and is the main electricity supply in the country. Energia Latina uses German art diesel engines technology for the generation of power and energy. Its San Lorenzo plant is located at Diego de Almagro. The company has its operations in Chile. Energia Latina is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

About Highview Power

Highview Power Inc (Highview Power) a renewable energy which focuses on long duration energy storage to balance the grid and strengthen our power networks. Highview Power is headquartered in London, England, the UK.

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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