The Santa Elena plant is located in a remote area in the Araucanía region, far from any other energy production centres. The plant produces sustainable energy from a small local river named Estero la Gaviota. The Santa Elena plant also improves the quality of the local energy by reducing the need for energy transportation over hundreds of kilometers in these remote places, avoiding higher costs from losses in energy.
The Araucanía Region is one of Chile’s 16 first-order administrative divisions, and comprises two provinces: Malleco in the north and Cautín in the south. Its capital and largest city is Temuco. In the beginning of the 20th century, the population of Araucanía grew considerably, so did the economy. The region became one of the principal agricultural districts of Chile, gaining the nickname of “granary of Chile”.
Inverges is a Chilean company with headquarters located in the biggest city in Chile, Santiago.