On the outskirts of the Atacama region of Chile sits the Parque San Juan Wind Farm, an onshore wind farm full of high-tech wind turbines. A key strategic resource for the country, the Wind Farm was driven by the need for alternatives for sustainable energy and as a response to the growing energy demand in Chile.
The San Juan Wind Farm is a project of Latin America Power, a company that has become an important player in the energy sector of Chile and Perú in the last decade, providing renewable energy to the generation mix of both countries. The San Juan power plant is a 193.2 MW wind farm facility located in Vallenar, Region of Atacama, Chile (approximately 650 km north of Chile`s capital Santiago). The asset is comprised of 56 Vestas V117-3.45 MW wind turbines, making it the second-largest single wind farm in Chile. The San Juan Project began partial operations in July 2016 and achieved full commercial operation in March 2017.
San Juan operations are in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem, as well as the surrounding communities and the environment, reducing its impact as far as possible, and building close and trusting relationships with local communities.