RG Generación power station

From Global Energy Monitor


The RG Generación power station was a $1.4 billion, 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station proposed by Río Grande SA for Coronel, in Chile's Biobio region.


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

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Río Grande SA proposed construction of the RG Generación power plant, comprising two 350 MW units, to go online by the end of 2014. The company submitted its environmental impact statement on February 25, 2010.[1] There was immediate strong opposition to the plant among residents and local government officials on the grounds that the Coronel region already had three coal-fired power plants (Bocamina I and II and Santa María). On March 17, 2010, the regional environmental commission COREMA (Comisión Regional de Medio Ambiente) soundly rejected the plant and released a list of 34 reasons for its non-acceptance.[2][3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Río Grande SA
  • Parent company: Southern Cross Group
  • Location: Coronel, Biobio region, Chile
  • Coordinates: -37.016667, -73.216667 (approximate)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Cancelled
    • Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 350 MW
    • Unit 2: 350 MW

Articles and resources


  1. "Río Grande submits EIS for US$1.4bn coal plant,", BN Americas, February 25, 2010.
  2. "Mapa de conflictos socioambientales en Chile: Central Termoeléctrica RG-Generación (pp 222-223)". Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Chile). 2012.
  3. "Ficha del Proyecto: Estudio de Impacto Ambiental Central Termoeléctrica RG - Generación,", Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental.

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