Atlas Renewable Energy has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Generación Chile to develop its first wind energy project in the country.

With a combined capacity of 417MW, the three wind farms have the capacity to annually generate 1.3TWh of clean energy and support the country’s objective to accelerate its clean energy transition. 

Enel Generación Chile Trading and Commercialization manager Alfredo Hott said: “With this agreement, Enel complements its renewable energy portfolio with additional wind power to offer its customers clean and competitive energy, in line with the contribution that the company is making to promote the country’s energy transition.” 

The annual 1.3TWh capacity will be sufficient to power the homes of 628,512 families in Chile while displacing 671,488t of carbon emissions.

Atlas Renewable Energy Chile general manager Alfredo Solar said: “Our first wind energy project solidifies our position as a company capable of developing different renewable technologies and adapting to the needs of customers in multiple markets across the globe.

During the construction phase, Atlas plans to use the local labour force.

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Atlas also has three wind projects in its Alpaca Portfolio, which are located in the Araucania, Los Lagos, and Maule regions of Chile, and are expected to go online in 2025.

Solar added: “We are very proud to expand our work to the south of the country. Atlas already has a presence in Antofagasta, Atacama, and the Metropolitan Region. But with these projects, we’ll expand into Chile’s south and establish a presence in six regions of the country.”