Enel, SoWiTec to develop up to 850MW of wind capacity

Friday, May 8, 2009

Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Italian power group Enel, has signed an agreement with German wind firm SoWiTec to develop as much as 850MW of new wind capacity in Chile.

Under the deal, Enel will have exclusive access to several wind power projects being developed by SoWiTec, as well as the right to acquire these projects once they are fully authorized, the Italian company said in a statement.

The projects have preliminary capacity of 60-150MW and are planned for Chile's northern (SING) and central (SIC) grids.

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Enel Green Power has been present in Chile since 2001 where it operates two hydro plants for total installed capacity of 90MW and has several geothermal concessions under exploration, in partnership with state oil company Enap.