Engie Chile has been awarded rights to develop two hybrid projects in Chile that will combine solar, wind and battery storage and have a combined capacity of 1.5GW.
The concessions to the projects, which will be constructed in the northern Antofagasta region, were secured by the company through a public tender process carried out by Chile’s ministry of national assets.
As part of 40-year concessions, Engie Chile will develop at least 920MW of renewables capacity at the Pampa Fidelia site as well as more than 532MW at the Pampa Yolanda location.
The regional subsidiary of French utility Engie said it secured rights to the projects following a highly competitive bidding process, in which several Chilean and international companies participated.
Axel Leveque, CEO of Engie Chile, said the hybrid plants will help to provide a more stable electricity supply thanks to the complementary generation profiles of solar and wind combined with the battery systems that will store energy during the day and dispatch it when needed.