The largest wind project ever developed in Chile is currently being planned. The 46MW Totoral Wind Farm is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. The project will consist of 23 Vestas 2MW capacity wind turbines which will be delivered by April 2009.
The wind farm will be located in the region of Coquimbo which lies around 300km north of Santiago de Chile. Developing the project is Norwegian renewable energy developer SN Power.
The current largest wind power facility in Chile is 20MW, so this new project will more than double that. The wind farm will have an estimated annual production of 100GWh and will be able to meet the electricity demands of around 20,000 households.
It is expected that the cost of the project will run to around USD 140 million