Chile fully commissions the 210 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant

10 Jun 2021

EIG Global Energy Partners, an US private equity firm, has inaugurated the 210 MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Chile's Atacama Desert, following a successful synchronization with the Chilean National Electrical System. The US$1.4bn project comprises a 110 MW CSP plant and a contiguous 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant that has been operational since 2017.

In 2013, the National Energy Commission (CNE) approved a new legal target of 20% by 2025 for the share of non-conventional renewables in the power mix (17% in 2019). The country aims for non-conventional renewables to make up 45% of all new capacities installed between 2014 and 2025. CNE plans to reach 10 GW of renewable capacity by end-2021.

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