Chile announces tender for 2,700 hectares for solar and wind deployment

Chile has announced that it will tender 2,786 hectares of land for renewable energy power projects.

The Ministry of National Property informed that the land has "relative proximity to power transmission lines and is planned to host large-scale renewable energy power plants."

The land is located in the Antofagasta region in northern Chile. It is based in Commune of Santa Elena, some 27.5 km northwest of the town of Quillagua, and around 28 km east of the mouth of the Loa River, according to the tender document.

The ministry has announced that the interested developers can submit their proposals until May 25.

Earlier in 2019 as well, the ministry had launched a similar tender to allocate 8,891 hectares.

Chile issued the first such tender in 2017, following the issuance of a new regulation that was focused on land use for development of renewable energy projects. As per a local report, "Under this regulation, the maximum term of use granted is to be extended from 30 to 35 years."

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