Cardones power station

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Cardones power station (Central Térmica Cardones) is an operating power station of at least 155-megawatts (MW) in Copiapó, Atacama, Chile. It is also known as Tierra Amarilla.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cardones power station Copiapó, Atacama, Chile -27.4880, -70.3854 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: -27.487975, -70.3854

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] diesel[3][4][2] 155 MW[3][4][2] gas turbine[3] - - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Operator Owner Parent
Unit 1 Inkia Energy[5] Inkia Energy I Squared Capital

Articles and Resources


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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Central Cardones - Central Cardones". Archived from the original on November 12, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
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  5. "Inkia Energy". Generadoras de Chile. Archived from the original on June 24, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.

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