OPDEnergy enters wind energy business with the construction of its first wind farm in Chile
- OPDEnergy begins its activity in wind energy with the construction of a wind farm in the town of La Estrella, located in the O’Higgins region
- The project will have an installed capacity of 50 MW, thanks to the commissioning of 11 wind turbines to be supplied by Siemens Gamesa
- The technology of the wind turbines will make La Estrella Wind Farm one of the most modern parks in the country
- The energy group OPDEnergy thus diversifies its business with other types of renewables, where the company has extensive experience in the development and generation of PV solar energy
Multinational firm OPDEnergy, which specializes in the development, finance, construction and operation of renewable assets, confirms today its entry into the wind business with the construction of its first wind farm in the town of La Estrella, located in the region of O’Higgins, Chile..
The project will have an installed capacity of 50MW, thanks to a total of 11 wind turbines supplied by the renowned manufacturer Siemens Gamesa. Specifically, the SG 4.5-145 turbines are the first of this range to be installed in a local project, making La Estrella Wind Farm one of the most modern wind farms in the country.
It is planned that the energy generated by the La Estrella wind farm will be fed into the National Electricity System (SEN) through a switching substation in the high voltage line named Quelentaro – Portezuelo. Thanks to this, the plant will be able to generate energy for more than 73,000 homes per year and will contribute to diversifying the country’s energy matrix.
The works are expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2020 and to be operational by the end of the same year.
Luis Cid, CEO of OPDEnergy, said: “We are pleased to announce the start of the construction works on our first wind farm. Renewable energies will play an increasingly important role in our society and it is important that different countries have a diversified mix of clean energies. At OPDEnergy we are committed to the development of this mix in the different countries in which we are present and our entry into the wind market will give us even more potential to continue growing and help improve the global environment.”
Jorge Lobatón de la Guardia, Onshore Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Latin America, explained: “It is a great honor for us to have the confidence of OPDEnergy, which has selected our SG 4.5-145 model for its first wind project in the country. This turbine model has established itself as an industry benchmark for medium-sized wind farms, thanks to its competitiveness and reliability.”