Developed & constructed by:
Mainstream Renewable Power
Commercial Operation Date:
The 170 MW wind project is located in the Municipality of Freirina in the Atacama Region of Northern Chile. In October 2015, the Sarco wind farm was awarded a contract by the National Energy Commission (NCE) under a highly competitive bidding process to supply regulated customers in Chile's SIC electricity system starting from 2017.
In April 2016, Mainstream announced the conclusion of a deal that will see Senvion supply 50 3.4M114 turbines with a hub height of 93 meters for the project. The project reached financial close in August 2017 and in March 2019, the project began feeding energy into the grid.
The wind plant will supply more than 270,000 households per year with clean electricity. The Sarco project forms part of Mainstream's joint venture Aela Energía.