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Wind power project in Chile plans expansion

Alba has filed an EIA with the Chilean government’s environmental evaluation service (SEA) to increase the generating capacity at the planned San Pedro wind farm on Chiloé Island in Chile, according to BNamericas.

The current $432 million project will use 20, 1.8 MW turbines for a generating capacity of 36 MW. The new plan calls for 48, 4.5 MW turbines with a capacity of 216 MW, the article said. The original project’s EIA was approved in July 2011 and the transmission part of the project was approved in December.

The project was transferred from Bosques de Chiloe to Alba, which brought in new capital, the article said.

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