Sonnedix is playing a role in fulfilling Chile’s renewable energy targets of 100% renewables in the country’s energy mix by 2040. With Project Meseta de los Andes, we aim to generate electricity using solar energy – a safe, proven, environmentally friendly form of renewable energy.
Sonnedix began operations in Chile with the Pica Pilot, a 0.6MW proof-of-feasibility plant, that went live in November 2015. This was followed by St. Julia (3.63MW) in April 2016, Chuchiñi (3.25MW) in July 2016, and 170MW Sonnedix Atacama in operations since January 30, 2021.
In March 2021, we began construction of Meseta de los Andes (160MW), located in the Valparaiso region, near Santiago de Chile.
We are contributing to the development of the Province of Los Andes and its solar identity by building and operating the Meseta de los Andes PV plant that will generate clean, sustainable and renewable energy for Chile and the region.
The project is located in the commune of Calle Larga, one of four communes in the Los Andes Province of central Chile’s Valparaiso region. This strategic location will allow us to extend the supply of clean electricity further, reaching residential use.
The project is being built within a 250-hectare land, optimal for the installation of a solar PV plant, and will be connected to the substation of Los Maquis, through a 15km-long 220kv transmission line.
Meseta de los Andes is expected to produce 386,750MWh during its first year of operation, which will allow Sonnedix to power more than 180,000 Chilean homes.
As part of our commitment to our role as a social citizen, we will generate 450 jobs during the construction phase of the project. Among those, we target to employ around 50 women, promoting gender balance and equal access to professional opportunities.
Training and hiring: Provide employment opportunities for people in localities next to the project.
Education: Promote renewable energy studies in schools and high schools.
Research: To work with universities to support research and develop renewable energy projects.
Any concerns or questions about the project, please get in touch.
Tel: +56 2 2512 1587