Electric Power - Chile

Norgener Inaugurates Thermoelectric Plant In Tocopilla

Norgener Inaugurates Thermoelectric Plant In Tocopilla

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The electricity company Norgener, an affiliate of Chilgener, has inaugurated a second thermoelectric plant in Tocopilla, in Region II, with which it will obtain 27% of the northern Chile electricity generation system.

This second unit, capable of generating 136 MW, will increase Norgener's capacity to 272 MW. The power plant's cost was approximately US$130mn. Norgener also invested US$17mn in a 70 km transmission line from Tocopilla to the Crucero sub-station.

Norgener's investment over the last four years has totaled more than US$350mn.