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Southern Cone watch: US$250mn solar project, roadmaps, grid virtualization, hydro project portal

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Norwegian power plant developer Statkraft submitted for environmental evaluation in Chile a US$248mn solar PV project.

The 248MW Parina Solar project is planned for Antofagasta region and would include a 23km transmission line, according to documents filed with environmental evaluation service SEA.

Work is penciled in to start in 1Q24. 

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Chile is due to begin in December a public consultation process to draw up a green hydrogen development roadmap, the energy ministry said.

Key pillars of the future document – Plan de Acción 2020-30 – will be sustainable investment, regulations and institutions, and decarbonization and local development.

The document will maintain the objectives in the national green hydrogen strategy, presented by the previous administration in 2020, the ministry said in statement.

“What we are looking for with Plan de Acción 2023-2030 is not only to have an objective in terms of gigas generated or millions of dollars raised in capital, but rather to deliver a specific path to said goals, in agreements and concrete actions in harmony with the people, the regions and the environment”, energy minister Diego Pardow said during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt. 

Then minister Claudio Huepe had indicated earlier in the year that a roadmap was in the pipeline. 

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Chile’s grid coordinator CEN hosted a presentation on a grid virtualization-planning-operations project being carried out with the Tapestry grid decarbonization team of US tech holding Alphabet’s innovation unit, X.

In related news, CEN recently published its roadmap for an accelerated energy transition. The draft had been presented earlier in the year.

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Argentine province Mendoza launched a website containing information for citizens and potential investors interested in the 120MW El Baqueano hydroelectric project.

With planned installed capacity, US$525mn El Baqueano is due to be put out to tender in January, the provincial government has said previously

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Argentina’s electric power regulator Enre issued a certificate of public need and convenience for work at the Cevil Pozo transformer station in Tucumán province. The request had been filed by transmission firm Transnoa on behalf of distributor Edet, a notice in the official gazette said.

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