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Cerro Pabellón geothermal plant

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Early Works
Environmental evaluation
Start: 04/2011
Completion: 05/2012
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Under Construction
Start: 06/2015
Completion: 03/2017
Current Stage In operation
Project Details


The Cerro Pabellón geothermal project calls for the construction and operation of geothermal power plant in Pampa Apacheta. Carried out by Geotérmica del Norte, a 51-49 JV between Italian giant Enel Green Power and Chile's state-owned oil company Enap, the plant will feature a 40MW flash steam unit and a 10MW binary cycle facility. The complex will boast up to 20 geothermal wells drilled to depths of between 1,900 and 2,700m. Power generated will be injected into the country's northern SING grid through a single circuit 220kV transmission line that will run 73km from the plant to the El Abra substation.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Cerro Pabellón geothermal plant
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
50  MW (megawatt)  Geothermal
US$ 320mn
Completion Date

The Cerro Pabellón project is located 100km northeast of the city of Calama.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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