The Central Illapa (Mejillones) Power Plant is 358MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Antofagasta, Chile. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the 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. Buy the profile here.


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.

Development status

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.

Contractors involved

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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About Independent Power

Independent Power Corporation PLC is engaged in the business of developing, owning, and operating thermal and hydropower generation facilities. The company is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.


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