Equally owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles and Marubeni, the Boléro solar plant (146MWc of installed capacity) is capable of supplying 191,000 Chilean households with electricity every year while cutting down on CO2 emissions by 380,000 tons.
Comprising 475,000 photovoltaic modules fitted with solar trackers, the Boléro solar plant covers an area of more than 500 hectares, tantamount to more than 700 football fields. Located in the Atacama Desert, it receives some of the highest solar energy levels in the world.
EDF EN Chile launched the project in 2015 and will be in charge of its operation and maintenance. The project will boost the local economy, employing an average of 280 people during the construction phase and around twenty people throughout the plant's service life.
To mark this occasion, Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of the EDF Group made the following statement: "I am delighted by the level of trust placed in the EDF Group by the Chilean authorities and by all our partners who have worked with us to implement or develop our renewable energy projects. Through its CAP 2030 strategy, the EDF Group is determined to grow its business globally, particularly in countries like Chile with substantial energy needs, abundant natural resources and attractively high levels of economic potential."