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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.
Municipality of Canela, region of Coquimbo, Chile
ACCIONA Windpower AW 116/3000
Steel. 92-m hub height
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.
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.
Most of the land around Mount Gellibrand is privately owned and used for sheep farming. The plains are generally very flat, with a number of permanent lakes and wetlands, and also windy, making them an ideal site for a wind farm.
The site covers an area of about 29km², with a coastal exposure of nearly 11 kilometres. The Wind Farm consists of 33 two-megawatt wind turbines – generating enough green electricity to supply 35,000 homes every year.