Endesa Chile to up LNG capacity

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Endesa Chile plans to up its LNG capacity and subsequent power generation through an expansion of the 20%-owned LNG storage and regasification terminal GNL Quintero, the company said in a release.

GNL Chile is expanding Endesa Chile's current 500,000m3/d capacity at GNL Quintero to 1.6Mm3/d, with expanded operations expected to start in October 2014.

Upon completion, Endesa Chile's total LNG capacity will increase from 3.2Mm3/d to 4.8Mm3/d. The firm currently has 1,280MW of natural gas powered capacity in Chile's central SIC grid, 778MW of which are combined cycle plants.

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Endesa Chile, along with GNL Quintero partners Enap and Metrogas, has saved Chile over US$3.4bn in energy costs since the start of the LNG terminal's operations, the firm said.

Endesa Chile is controlled by Enersis, a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa.