3 GW in Development
1.2 GW in construction
332 MW assets in operation (gross)
1.6 GW competitive awards
Industry recognition includes IJ Global Transaction award 2019 LATAM
US$1.8 bn investment Andes Renovables platform
140 local employees
First energy company in Chile to achieve ISO45001
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One of the Largest developers in Chile

In 2016, Mainstream was the biggest winner in Chile’s largest ever technology-neutral electricity auction, taking 27% of the total allocated capacity.  Mainstream was awarded 20-year index-linked, US dollar denominated contracts, to supply 3,366 Gigawatt hours of firm power starting in 2021.   

Mainstream has also delivered an additional 332 MW of wind generation in Chile through its Aela Energia platform, a joint venture with Actis. Mainstream has an additional 3 GW of wind and solar PV generation assets under development.

1.3 GW Andes Renovables Platform

The platform represents a total investment of US$1.8 billion and is made up of three phases, Condór, Huemul and Copihue. The platform consists of seven onshore wind and three solar PV projects and is the result of the company's significant win in the 2016 auctions where Mainstream were awarded 27% of the total allocated capacity.

Phase One, Condór

The first phase, Condór (570 MW) consisting of three wind and one solar asset reached financial close in November 2019.  At June 2020, Condór was already 30% complete and the build-out of the assets created nearly 1,200 jobs across three regions of the country and continued safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic under strict sanitary and social distancing protocols.

Condór represents an investment of US$580 million. When operational in 2021, it will generate enough sustainable electricity to power 680,000 Chilean homes and will displace 656,000 metric tonnes of CO2 each year. Read press statement here.

Phase Two, Huemul

The 630 megawatt (MW) second phase of Andes Renovables – called “Huemul” – is comprised of three onshore wind and two solar PV generation assets and reached financial close in September 2020.

All five assets are in construction and will reach commercial operation between 2021 and 2022. They will generate enough sustainable electricity to power 781,000 Chilean homes and will displace 744,200 metric tonnes of CO2 each year. Read press statement here.

Phase three, Copihue will reach financial close in 2021.

Aela Energía (332 MW)

In 2013, Mainstream established its  Chilean joint venture together with Actis – Aela Energía.  It consists of three operational wind farms; Sarco (170 MW), Aurora (129 MW) and Cuel (33 MW).   

Aela won 64% of total allocated capacity in the 2015 Chilean competitive auction process winning two PPAs and in 2016 an additional PPA was awarded for the Cuel project. Website link here.

Our Communities

The role of our Community Relations team is vital to project success.  We establish close relationships in the areas we are developing our projects and work with the community to ensure we keep them involved with the projects, from greenfield through to commercial operations.
 
In 2019, we are happy to report our teams delivered over 60 community initiatives in ten of our project locations, impacting over 17,000 community members and creating employment for 22 teachers and councillors through these initiatives.

Cerro Tigre Wind

Región de Antofagasta, Chile185 MWOnshore Wind

Cóndor, Phase one, Andes Renovables platform.

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Pampa Tigre solar pv

Región de Antofagasta, Chile100 MWSolar

Huemul, Phase two Andes Renovables platform.

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Llanos del Viento wind

Región de Antofagasta, Chile160 MWOnshore Wind

Huemul, Phase two Andes Renovables platform.

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Tchamma Wind

Región de Antofagasta, Chile158 MWOnshore Wind

Cóndor, Phase one, Andes Renovables platform.

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Ckani Wind

Región de Antofagasta, Chile109 MWOnshore Wind

Huemul, Phase two Andes Renovables platform.

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Rio Escondido Solar pv

Región de Atacama, Chile145 MWSolar

Cóndor, Phase one, Andes Renovables platform.

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Sarco Wind

Región de Atacama, Chile170 MWOnshore Wind

Developed by Mainstream, owned by Aela Energía.

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Valle Escondido solar pv

Región de Atacama, Chile105 MWSolar

Huemul, Phase two Andes Renovables platform.

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Cuel

Regíon del Biobío, Chile33 MWOnshore Wind

Developed and constructed by Mainstream. Sold into Aela Energiá plaform.

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Alena Wind

Región del Biobío, Chile86 MWOnshore Wind

Cóndor, Phase one, Andes Renovables platform.

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Puelche Sur wind

Región de los Lagos, Chile156 MWOnshore Wind

Huemul, Phase two Andes Renovables platform.

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Aurora Wind

Región de Los Lagos, Chile129 MWOnshore Wind

Developed by Mainstream, owned by Aela Energía.

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Development Pipeline Chile

Chile1506 MWOnshore Wind

Total late-stage development/pre-construction projects.

Development Pipeline Chile

Chile1533 MWSolar

Total late-stage/pre-construction projects.

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