Mainstream adds 1GW of renewables in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power has announced plans for Nazca Renovables, a new, hybrid renewable energy platform with more than 1GW of capacity in Chile.

The new platform will be made up of six wind and solar farms, and may look to integrate large-scale batteries and storage systems and builds on Mainstream’s Andes Renovables wind and solar PV projects. Mainstream says the clean energy generated by the platform will avoid the emission of more than 1.1 million tonnes of CO2, around the equivalent of every one of Chile’s 18 million people planting a tree.

Manuel Tagle, Mainstream’s General Manager for Latin America, said: “The Nazca Renovables platform and its three portfolios make Mainstream an even more influential enabler of Chile’s decarbonisation. The six new projects will help bring investment and employment across the country, consolidating Mainstream’s leadership in one of Latin America’s most advanced markets for renewable energy.”