Eólico Las Peñas is a Chilean wind farm located 12 km to the west of the city of Arauco, in the middle of an eminently forest sector. The onshore wind farm has 4 wind turbines of 2.1 MW each. Since its first year of operation, in 2017, Las Peñas has set the standard with plant factors of 43.4%, 41.7% and 44.4% in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, being the first and only wind farm in Chile’s integrated electric grid to exceed the 40% threshold. By 2020, production is expected to exceed 33 GWh.
Las Peñas wind farm is a partnership between Cristalerías Chile, Chile’s leader in the manufacture of glass containers, and Parque Eólico Las Peñas, the startup company that developed the green field research project.