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Climate Investment Funds – Cerro Pabellon geothermal plant showcase website

CIF Cerro Pabellon showcase website (source: screenshot)
Alexander Richter 24 Jul 2019

Climate Investment Funds maintains a fantastic showcase website for the 48 MW Cerro Pabellon geothermal power plant project in Chile. With tons of pictures, great video and overview it is a great example on a great media effort that is promotional, informative and simply gorgeous. Well done.

In an excellent media site, Climate Investment Funds shares an overview of the Cerro Pabellon geothermal plant in the Andes of Chile.

The site is well designed providing project details, blog posts, link to a set of pictures and more.

Tapping heat trapped inside the earth, Cerro Pabellón is a geothermal power plant that will produce enough electricity to power over 165,000 homes.

“This is the first geothermal plant in Chile. I’m just proud and happy to be working here,” said Jorge Pérez Vacia Lupo a safety officer at the plant.

Developed by ENEL Green Power and Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP), with support from the Climate investment Funds and the Inter-American Development Bankthe new plant employs over 1,000 workers and saves the environment from more than 166,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year. 

While building the power plant, representatives from Indigenous peoples and local communities participated in project-related discussions to monitor the facility’s impact on their land.

Geological conditions at Cerro Pabellón offer optimal access to geothermal energy, but there is a downside. The plant is located more than 4,500 meters above sea level, making it the highest such facility in all of South America. Physical effort at this high altitude is considerably more challenging than at sea level, said Nurse Aileen Estay, part of the on-site medical team.

The success of Cerro Pabellón is proof that geothermal technology can be adapted to high altitudes when necessaryIt is also helping de-risk geothermal power generation in Latin America.

When Nurse Aileen first arrived at the plant, she was enchanted with the view and the majestic surroundings. Now, she feels she’s part of something greater. Her work, she knows, is part of the bid to change Chile’s energy matrix.

“Ours is a view of the future!” she exclaimed.

Check it out here: https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/CIF10/chile/cerro-pabell%C3%B3n