Growing in Chile
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Malgarida I and II photovoltaic projects will require a US$170 million investment and will reach an annual generation of 654GWh of clean energy. This amount is equivalent to the electricity demand of 280,000 Chilean homes. They will prevent the emission of 512,000 tons of CO2 each year.
The new facilities require 580,000 modules, which will be set upon horizontal trackers across an area of 535 hectares.
The Malgarida I and II project will create 900 jobs at the peak of its construction. Once commissioned, in 2021, the plant will increase the installed capacity in Chile to 922MW.
- Location: Atacama (Chile).
- Peak power: 238MWp.
- Technology: Photovoltaic horizontal trackers.
- Start-up: 2021
- Owner: ACCIONA
- Seventh renewable energy facility in Chile.
- It means once again overcoming the construction challenge of installing a large power plant in the desert environment.
- Average annual production 654 GWh.
- Clean energy equivalent to the demand of 280,000 Chilean homes.
- More than 512,000 tons per year of CO2 avoided in coal plants.
- 580,000 photovoltaic modules.
- 535 hectares of surface.
- Up to 700 jobs created in the construction phase.
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