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Enel Green Power adds three geothermal concession in Chile

Cerro Colorado, Chile (source: flickr/ travfotos, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 28 Mar 2012

Planning to start building a 40 MW geothermal power plant this year in Chile, Enel Green Power has now won three additional concessions. The concessions are Colorado, San Jose I and Yeguas Muertas, bringing the total of concessions owned by Enel in Chile to eight.

Reported yesterday, Enel Green Power has won three additional geothermal exploration concessions in Chile. The company holds a total of eight concessions in the country.

Enel Green Power is one of the largest geothermal developers and is planning to start building a 40 MW plant in the region of Antofagasta in Chile. There is an estimated geothermal power generation capacity potential of more than 3,300 MW.

The concessions won now are: Colorado (Antofagasta), San Jose I (east of Santiago) and Yeguas Muertas (southeast of Santiago).

Source: Reuters