The Cabo Leones I wind farm is located by the seaside next to the Pacific Ocean, in Freirina, Huasco Province, Atacama region, about 600 km north of Santiago. The co-owners of the wind farm are EDF Renewables Chile and Ibereólica Renovables.
The Cabo Leones I wind farm has an installed capacity of 175,5 MW with a generation capacity of renewable energy of approx. 367 GWh per year, enough for the annual supply of 175.000 households, avoiding the emission of 350.000 tons of CO2.
The wind farm consists of 55 Siemens Gamesa 2,1 MW turbines. The selected model takes advantage of the site’s wind conditions. The tower has a total height of 80 meters and the rotors have a 114-meter diameter.
The energy generated by the turbines is carried through subterranean 33 kV cables towards the 33/220 kV “Cabo Leones” substation located on the site. It connects to the grid at Maitencillo 220 kV substation thanks to a 110-kilometer high voltage line.
Currently, the wind farm is undergoing a 60 MW capacity expansion, with 12 new turbines being installed during 2021.