EIA submitted for Providencia hydropower project in Chile

Chilean firm Inversiones Herborn has submitted an environmental impact assessment to environmental authorities in region VII for the 12.7-MW Providencia hydro project.

The firm, an affiliate of generator Hidromaule, plans to invest US$30 million in the project, which will connect to the central SIC grid, Business News Americas reported.

The developer expects construction to take a year, with operations penciled in to begin April 2012.

Providencia will connect to the existing Lircay substation in the San Clemente municipality via a 9.1Km transmission line.

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