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Acciona eyes 2GW LatAm target

246MW El Romero PV plant officially opened as part of expansion plan

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Acciona Energia plans to double its installed renewables capacity in Latin America to more than 2GW by 2020.

The Spanish outfit officially opened the 246MW El Romero solar plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert on 4 November as part of the plan.

The facility consists of 776,000 modules and is connected to the Chilean Central Interconnected System grid.

It is supplying electricity to Google under a contract that runs until 2030.

ABB supplied solar inverters to the El Romero project.

Acciona currently owns 897MW of wind and photovoltaic power capacity in the region – Chile, Mexico and Costa Rica.

It plans to start construction of a further 700MW in the last three months of the year that will come online in 2018 and 2019.

Other projects are under development that are expected to be completed in 2020, the company said.

Image: the El Romero project (ABB)

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