04 Nov 15 Communities Chile

Aurora wind farm in Chile gives local community tools to strengthen agriculture

Mainstream Renewable Power has collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture to help promote the development of agriculture in the vicinity of its Aurora wind farm development in Chile. One of the key opportunities identified was to help communities optimize their sowing and harvesting processes. To help achieve this, Mainstream donated a rotavator to the indigenous community of Lefnahuel, located in the area of Colegual Grande in the region of Los Lagos. IMG_2357Alejandra Carrillo, president of Lefnahuel Indigenous community, said: “My community and I are thankful with this support from Mainstream. This rotavator will facilitate the work in preparing our families’ farms. This contribution clearly shows that projects like Aurora contribute not only with clean energy development, but also with the development of communities like ours.” Mainstream’s Alejandra Alvarez said: “The machine has been used by the community since the beginning of October. Mainstream is delighted to have played our part in this public and private initiative aimed at boosting and supporting the development of family farming in the area.” Mainstream has been working with the communities of Llanquihue since 2013, in the context of the development of Aurora wind farm, which was awarded planning consent in October 2015.