“The Environmental Impact Assessment System publishes the favorable Environmental Resolution (RCA) of CEME1 Solar Plant”
The Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment System published recently the favorable Environmental Resolution (RCA) of CEME1 Solar Plant, located in the North of Chile, in the town of María Elena, Antofagasta.
The CEME 1 project promoted by Enerstar América, together with a group of Chilean private investors, consists of a 70MWe CSP parabolic-through technology, in conjunction with a photovoltaic (PV) plant of 70MWe.
Both plants will be located in the same property of approximately 614 Ha, distributing in the so-called North Solar Field and South Solar Field respectively. The CSP Central is designed to have 14 hours of thermal storage and thus maximize the potential of operations over its lifetime.
The RCA includes both the CSP and FV plants as well as the high voltage electrical transmission line that links the installation to the Miraje electrical substation.
The approval of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the CEME1 project is a milestone in its maturation to the extent that it validates its location and design environmentally.
Other important environmental sector permits have also been approved in conjunction with the EIS.
The promoters work with different stake holders of the project to ensure that the construction and start up of the plant complies with the deadlines.
Due to its special location and technology, the project can become a focus of economic development and technological innovation for the Region.
The start of the construction of CEME1 is scheduled for the first half of 2018 and its entry into commercial operation during the second half of 2020.
The technical and administrative documentation related to the environmental assessment process of the CEME1 Solar Plant is available at the following link:
CEME1 SpA, a Joint Venture between Enerstar América and a group of Chilean private investors, has initiated the administrative process to obtain environmental approval for CSP Plant CEME1