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Huasco tour operators close training in Caleta Chañaral

La iniciativa de Aela Energía y su Parque Eólico Sarco, en coordinación con la Mesa de Turismo y Sernatur, tiene por objetivo generar redes y vínculos entre oferentes de paquetes turísticos y prestadores de servicios que involucran hotelería, transporte y alimentación, además de capacitar a los operadores en actividades propias de la rama.

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Higher education students will pursue their professional internships in the energy sector thanks to the unique and pioneering program of the Sarco Wind Farm

Por primera vez en el área de la energía en la Región de Atacama, estudiantes mujeres de educación superior de la zona, accederán al programa de prácticas profesionales impulsado por Aela Energía, a través de Parque Eólico Sarco, con el apoyo de sus empresas contratistas Revergy y Siemens Gamesa.

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Research process promotes unprecedented reproduction of native species in the Atacama region

Los parques hasta ahora creen en nuestros proyectos, en nosotros y que podemos salir adelante. Nos han apoyado mucho y para nosotros son un aliado fundamental, no hay mayor satisfacción que ver a una localidad empoderada, avanzando de la mano de los parques eólicos que se encuentran acá en el territorio.

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Community of seaweed collectors boost their businesses thanks to productive development projects

Los parques hasta ahora creen en nuestros proyectos, en nosotros y que podemos salir adelante. Nos han apoyado mucho y para nosotros son un aliado fundamental, no hay mayor satisfacción que ver a una localidad empoderada, avanzando de la mano de los parques eólicos que se encuentran acá en el territorio.

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Aela Energía joins Pulse and certifies its 100% renewable energy

Esta certificación se realiza a través de la plataforma Pulse, que permite trazar y dar visibilidad sobre el origen renovable de la energía, dejando la información a disposición de los consumidores y reforzando el compromiso con la descarbonización de nuestro país.

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Sarco wind farm and CEAZA implement innovative program of scientific education

A través de la conexión por video llamadas a científicos y por medio de apoyos en videos, kits de indagación, uso de tablets y seguimiento a través de redes sociales, el Programa de Educación Científica “Pajareando Juntos”, ha permitido motivar la curiosidad científica a través del estudio y observación de las aves presentes en su entorno

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Sarco Wind Farm participated in the Second Major Citizens’ Fair

The activity, focused on strengthening students’ civic training, was attended by authorities, representatives of the Office for Productive Development and of the region’s main companies

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Cuel Wind Farm participated in Sustainability Education Fair

It shared its experience and vision in the areas of clean energy, sustainable development, innovation and environmental protection.

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Vietnam Ambassador and authorities visited Cuel Wind Farm

The visit was carried out in the framework of a program promoted by the Biobío Development Corporation, which seeks to enhance regional economic collaboration.

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Llanquihue Communities Visited Aurora Wind Farm

Community representatives visited Aela Energía project facilities and learned about the construction and assembly process.

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Cuel Wind Farm and San Francisco Community Inaugurate Community Center

The project aims to carry out activities to improve the sector, such as training and community
entrepreneurship.

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Aela Energía analyzed the market of free customers

The company's commercial manager appreciated the opportunities and challenges of this trend, which is making the market more competitive

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Authorities make an inspection visit to Aurora Wind Farm

The Intendant and Energy Seremi of the Los Lagos Region and the Mayor of the Llanquihue Municipality toured the wind farm built by Aela Energía to learn about the project and its progress.

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Aurora Wind Farm and Lefnahuel indigenous community inaugurate Community Center

The project will benefit over 100 neighbors who will have a multipurpose space to carry out various activities.

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Aurora Wind Farm provides investment funds for community project development

In a ceremony attended by regional and municipal authorities, Aela Energía’s project under construction awarded funds to support the execution of 8 projects, in a first stage, that will benefit neighboring communities of the Aurora Wind Farm.

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Aurora Wind Farm starts NCRE workshops in schools in the Llanquihue Municipality.

They aim to give children practical knowledge on photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energies.

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Sarco Wind Farm invited the communities to become acquainted with the Project’s work and progress

Community representatives visited Aela Energía’s wind farm facilities and were updated on the construction and operation process.

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Fundación PRODEMU and the Cuel Wind Farm provide technical and economic support to women’s business ventures.

The agreement contemplates the provision of seed capital to 24 women from rural areas in Los Angeles.

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First wind turbine installed in Aurora Wind Farm

Situated in the Llanquihue municipality, this project will have an installed capacity of 129 MW, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 195,000 households.

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Sarco Wind Farm awards investment funds to finance community projects

Aela Energía’s project under construction will support the execution of 12 projects, in a first stage, that benefit the communities of Chañaral of Aceituno, Carrizalillo and Los Burros/La Reina.

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Sarco Wind Farm and Diaguita Chipasse Tatara indigenous community inaugurate solar project

The 10.4 kWP photovoltaic solar plant will feed solar energy into irrigation water pumping during daytime hours.

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The first blades arrive at Aurora Wind Farm

During the construction phase, this project will have an installed capacity of 129 MW, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 195,000 households.

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First wind turbine installed in Sarco Wind Farm

During June, the first of 50 turbines to be installed in our Sarco Wind Farm was assembled.

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Sarco Wind Farm receives its first towers

The towers were transported from the Huasco Port to the construction site.

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Power Transformer arrives at the Aurora Wind Farm

This piece of latest technology, is key in the project operation, since it is responsible for raising the voltage from 33kV to 220kV,

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Aela Energia awarded with the “Latin American Renewables Deal of the Year”

Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) honoured Aela Energia (“Aela”) with the “Latin American Renewables Deal of the Year” award.

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Cuel Wind Farm and Prodemu subscribe a collaboration agreement

Cuel Wind Farm and Prodemu subscribe a collaboration agreement, 22 women entrepreneurs will receive training and resources for the development of individual businesses

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Aela Energía Interview in CNN Chile

In an interview, he gave to CNN Chile’s “Agenda Económica” program, Aela Energia’s Commercial Manager Daniel Garrido addressed various topics on the Company and non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE).

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Aela reactivates search for new wind and solar investments

It took the company almost a year to reach financial close to complete half of its goal in Chile: install 600 MW of wind and solar power.

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Aela Energía achieved financial close and begins construction of two wind farms

Financial close for the construction of Aela Energía’s Sarco and Aurora wind farm was finalized yesterday under an 18-year Project Finance structure.

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Aela Energía participates in opening panel of ElecGas 2017

With over 200 key stakeholders in the energy market in attendance, Aela participated in the debate on changes in the business model for generators, the future of renewable energies and the regulatory framework, among other issues

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Wind Power Working Group, an initiative that will boost local development

The constitution of the Wind Power Working Group was signed in Chañaral de Aceituno, in the Municipality of Freirina.

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Aela invited to FOREDE Seminar

The Status of Investment Projects in Atacama seminar was held in the framework of the Regional Development Forum (FOREDE) organized by CORPROA. Aela was invited to give a briefing on its Sarco wind farm project

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Aela attended 2016 Biobío Energy Congress

The Congress was attended by local authorities, foreign delegations, energy industry leaders, scholars and students

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Aela successfully participates on SING Forum’s 14th version debate panel

The event included a debate panel on the new national electrical system that connects the northern and central systems

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Aela’s participation in CIGRE seminar

Aela Senior Commercial Analyst César Vásquez played a central part at the Cigré Seminar held last Monday 12 September on "Renewable Energy: long term outlook and how to meet goals,”

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Aela will close 2016 with a portfolio of 332 MW in assets operative or under construction

Aela Energía has confirmed its rule as a leading player in the last two electricity supply tender processes for regulated clients, in which the biggest blocks of energy were auctioned off since the system was created

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Aurora Wind Farm successfully ends training courses to Llanquihue communities

With a solemn ceremony, the training program, organized under the Aurora Wind Farm frame, to neighbours of Llanquihue district, was end.

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Second successive energy auction award for Aela Energía in a process for regulated clients

After the results were published, Daniel Garrido, Commercial Manager of Aela, highlighted this fact as a new milestone in the company growth strategy.

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Aela’s intervention in discussion panel from FORO SIC

This event included a panel on, among other topics, price projections for the coming tender and results of previous tenders in Peru and Mexico.

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Aela Energía reinforces its board of directors

To the current board, consisting of five members from Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, three new Chilean non-executive directors have been added.

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Cuel Wind Farm closes successful year of operation

Over 400 visits, recognition from the authorities, inauguration of community projects and the announcement of a lookout point in the area

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Aela Energía wins 65% of power supply tender for non-regulated clients

The company, whose shareholders are the private equity fund Actis (60%) and NCRE project developer Mainstream Renewable Power (40%), was awarded 768 GWh/year from the last power supply tender for non-regulated clients

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We are an non-conventional renewable energy generation company with a 332 MW wind power plant portfolio distributed throughout Chile. Today we are the country’s largest independent power producer (IPP) of non-conventional renewable energy.

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Huasco tour operators close training in Caleta Chañaral

La iniciativa de Aela Energía y su Parque Eólico Sarco, en coordinación con la Mesa de Turismo y Sernatur, tiene por objetivo generar redes y vínculos entre oferentes de paquetes turísticos y prestadores de servicios que involucran hotelería, transporte y alimentación, además de capacitar a los operadores en actividades propias de la rama.

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Higher education students will pursue their professional internships in the energy sector thanks to the unique and pioneering program of the Sarco Wind Farm

Por primera vez en el área de la energía en la Región de Atacama, estudiantes mujeres de educación superior de la zona, accederán al programa de prácticas profesionales impulsado por Aela Energía, a través de Parque Eólico Sarco, con el apoyo de sus empresas contratistas Revergy y Siemens Gamesa.

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WIND ENERGY

This is the heart of the Aurora Wind Farm, the electrical substation

Learn how the maintenance of wind turbine blades is done

COMMUNITY AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

AELA IN PRESS

Huasco tour operators close training in Caleta Chañaral

Radio MARAY

Higher education students will pursue their professional internships in the energy sector thanks to program of the Sarco Wind Farm

Reporte MINERO

The importance of promoting renewable energy to incentivize investment regardless of the political context

Revista EI

EMISSIONS

Each megawatt-hour supplied to the system by our wind or solar plants, replaces a megawatt-hour provided by a non-renewable energy source that emits CO2 into the environment.  The following are the CO2 tons that were not generated since our first wind farm entered into operation up to now.   Equivalences of these avoided CO2 emissions are also shown.

1,681,600

Tons of avoided CO2

18,684,444

Thousands of km of automobile travel avoided

7,643,636

Thousands of passenger kilometers flown

155,703,703

Withdrawn incandescent bulbs


Board

BOARD

Our board is comprised of distinguished executives with a vast experience in the energy industry, in the areas of investments, financing, business strategy and the development and operation of projects.


Wind Farms

We have a 332 MW portfolio, consisting of three wind farms strategically located throughout Chile: Sarco Wind Farm, Cuel Wind Farm and Aurora Wind Farm.

In 2014, our first project went into operation:  Cuel Wind Farm located in the Biobío region. With an installed capacity of 33MW, this plant accounted for the largest plant factor at national level during its first year of operation and the second largest during the following year.

Subsequently, construction of the Sarco and Aurora wind farms was completed in early 2019, and currently both plants are in full operation. The Sarco Wind Farm is located in the Municipality of Freirina, Atacama region, and has an installed capacity of 170 MW. The Aurora Wind Farm, located in the Municipality of Llanquihue, Los Lagos Region, has a nominal capacity of 129 MW. 

In addition, at Aela we are permanently evaluating projects in operation or in an advanced stage of development that meet our technical and economic standards to include them in our project portfolio.

The Sarco Wind Farm has 170 MW of installed capacity and is located in the Atacama Region, in the Municipality of Freirina. It is one of the largest in Chile and is part of a unique wind power generation hub in the country.

It has 50 wind turbines distributed in the desert of Atacama. It has a step-up substation and a 71-km transmission line linking the wind farm with the Maitencillo substation of the National Electrical System.

The construction of this transmission line included 4000 hours of helicopter flights, with minimal intervention in the territory, taking care of and respecting the site’s flora and fauna.

The operation of this wind farm supplies 270 thousand households, which correspond to the total households of the regions of Arica and Parinacota, and Antofagasta.

In addition, its operation will prevent 183 thousand tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is equivalent to planting a forest of 367 thousand adult trees.

Power: 170 MW

Location: Atacama Region

Wind Turbines: 50

A 33 MW wind farm, located in the Biobío Region, 12 km west of the city of Los Angeles.

It has 22 wind turbines distributed in mainly flat land dedicated to agriculture, livestock and forestry. It includes a step-up substation.

The project began its energy injections into the grid during its dry run on December 11, 2013 and began commercial operations on February 5, 2014.

In 2014 – first year of operation – the Cuel Wind Farm registered the best plant factor, annual average, while in 2015 it ranked second at national level.

Thanks to the operation of this wind farm, clean energy is generated to supply 55 thousand households, equivalent to the total households of the Talcahuano Municipality. With this, 36 thousand tons of CO2 are prevented annually, equivalent to the definite withdrawal of more than 3 million incandescent light bulbs.

Power: 33 MW

Location: Bio Bío Region

Wind Turbines: 22

The Aurora Wind Farm, located in the municipality of Llanquihue, 15 km from the municipality of same name, Los Lagos Region, is one of the largest in Chile and the largest of its kind in the region. It comprises 43 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 129 MW.

It has an underground transmission line to transport the energy produced by the wind turbines to a step-up substation. Thus, the energy generated in Aurora is supplied to the National Electrical System (SEN), through a tap-off connection to the 220kV “Rahue-Puerto Montt” trunk transmission line, owned by Transelec, the same one that runs through the wind farm’s land.

The operation of this wind farm generates energy to supply 195 thousand households, which is equivalent to the total households of the Los Ríos and Aysén regions. In addition, its operation prevent the emission of 134 thousand tons of CO2 annually, which is equal to approximately 111 thousand cars withdrawn from use.

Power: 129 MW

Location: Lagos Region

Wind turbines: 43


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In this section you will find corporate information of Aela, including technical aspects of our projects, community activities, our presence in press and also an overview of the non-conventional renewable energy market in Chile.


CONTACT

CONTACT

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    Mission, Vision, Values

    MISSION

    To provide clean and competitive energy through geographically diversified wind and solar generation projects developed based on best practices and innovative business models.

    VISION

    To be a leading company in the supply of renewable energy to the Chilean electricity system.

     

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    Ethics and integrity

    We are committed to the fulfillment of high ethical standards and integrity in the management of our businesses.

    Concern over the workplace atmosphere

    We promote an organizational culture where respect for people predominates and one that seeks to create a workplace atmosphere that contributes to strong professional performance.

    Contribution to our environment

    We seek to contribute to the wellbeing and quality of life in the communities near our power generation plants.

    International standards

    We develop our businesses in compliance with international standards to adequately fulfill the commitments made to society and our clients.