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    San Gabriel and Tolpan Sur Wind Farms

    Both wind farms will meet the power demand of more than 400,000 Chilean homes

     

    ACCIONA is currently building two wind farms in the region of La Araucania (Chile), totaling 267 MW of combined capacity.

    the most advanced one is San Gabriel. The company will own and operate the 183-megawatt (MW) facility which will produce emission-free electricity equivalent to the consumption of over 270,000 Chilean homes.

    The new renewable facility will be equipped with sixty-one AW132/3000 wind turbines of Nordex Acciona Windpower technology. This model is designed to optimize energy capture on sites with low wind speeds. With rated power of 3 MW, each turbine will be powered by a 132-meter-diameter rotor on a concrete tower with a hub height 120 meters, reinforced with anti-earthquake technology.

    The installation of San Gabriel will mean the creation of around 510 jobs on average during the construction period, and another 15 permanent jobs for the operation and maintenance of the wind farm, plus the knock-on effect on the economic development of the region.

    The company is also currently buidling the Tolpan Sur wind farm in the same municipality. It features 28 wind turbines similar to those installed in San Gabriel WF, totaling 84 MW which will be able to meet the power demand of some 137,000 homes.

     

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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Comuna de Renaico, Araucania. Chile.
    Capacity
    San Gabriel: 183 MW. Tolpan Sur: 84 MW.
    Wind turbines
    61+28 ACCIONA Windpower AW132/3000.
    Tower
    Concrete, 120 m at hub height.
    Start up
    2020.
    Owner
    ACCIONA.

    Key Points

    • San Gabriel will be the largest ACCIONA's wind power facility in Chile.
    • Both wind farms will produce clean energy for some 407,000 homes.
    • They will avoid the emission of 949,000 tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired powe stations annually.
    • Up to 1,000 jobs created on the construction phase and 25 permanent jobs for O&M.
    • Concrete towers manufatured on-site, increasing local value creation and reducing transport.
    • Located at the municipality of Renaico, around 550 km south of Santiago de Chile.
    • Frequent contact with the community and participation in community promotion initiatives.

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