Los Robles power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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The Los Robles power station was a proposed 750-megawatt (MW) power plant in Constitución, in southern Chile's Maule region.

Location

The map below shows Constitución, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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Background

The 750-megawatt (MW), $2 billion Los Robles power station was a proposed coal-fired power project sponsored by AES Gener. The plant was proposed in 2007, with a planned start-up date of 2012, but in 2009 AES Gener said plans were indefinitely postponed due to a lack of investors.[1] However, in a January 2014 interview AES Gener's CEO Luis Felipe Cerón expressed interest in reviving the Los Robles plant, if market and regulatory conditions for coal improve under incoming Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.[2]

On January 26, 2015, the permit authorizing construction expired, effectively cancelling the project. Chile's environmental authority SEA (Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental) official cancelled the project's permit on May 31, 2016, in a move that was widely celebrated by Chilean environmental groups.[1][3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: AES Gener
  • Parent company: AES
  • Location: Constitución, Maule region, Chile
  • Coordinates: -35.3333333, -72.4166667 (approximate)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Cancelled (2015)
    • Unit 2: Cancelled (2015)
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 375 MW
    • Unit 2: 375 MW

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Noticias - Acción Ciudadana Pro-Defensa de la Costa del Maule". No a la Termoeléctrica Los Robles. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  2. "Power company AES Gener eyes purchases in Chile, Colombia,", Reuters, January 29, 2014.
  3. Aviva Imhof, "Chao Los Robles: Chilean Citizens Movement Celebrates Coal Plant Victory," EndCoal.org, January 27, 2015

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