Campiche online, Ventanas now Chile's largest power plant

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Chilean generator AES Gener has brought online its 270MW Ventanas IV (Campiche) unit of the Ventanas coal fired complex.

With Ventanas IV in commercial operation, the 885MW complex in central region V is now Chile's largest power plant.

The estimated generation of the US$550mn Ventanas IV unit is equivalent to the annual increase in demand on Chile's central SIC grid, according to a company release.

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Construction of AES Gener's 532MW Cochrane coal-fired plant and 531MW Alto Maipo run-of-the-river project is slated to begin this year.