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    Punta Palmeras Wind Farm

    45-MW wind farm, equipped with 15 AW116/3000 ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines of 3 MW of nominal power, mounted on steel towers with a hub height of 92 m, capable of supplying clean energy to more than 60.000 Chilean homes. Operational since 2014.

    General Information

    Location
    Municipality of Canela, region of Coquimbo, Chile
    Total power
    45 MW
    Commissioning
    2014

     

    Wind turbine

    Model
    ACCIONA Windpower AW 116/3000
    Rotor diameter
    116 m
    Wind type
    IEC IIa
    Tower
    Steel. 92-m hub height 
    Rotor blades
    AW56.7

    Highlights

       
    • Wind farm with the highest-power wind turbines installed in Chile to date.
    • Foundations and installation of 13 wind turbines.
    • 11.3 km of access roads.
    • 32.4 km of underground medium-voltage collection grid.
    • 220-kV substation
    • New 6.8-km line built by ACCIONA for transmission to the substation.
    • 92-m high steel tower made of 5 sections, assembled on site.
    • Medium-voltage power generation to avoid the use of transformers.

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