Pampa Elvira Solar

Solar Thermal Plant, inaugurated in 2013, which supplies energy to Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral operation in the North of Chile (Atacama region). It is noted for its contribution of average 54,000 MWh/annum of heat energy, replacing 85% of the fossil fuel used in the electro-winning process, enabling Gabriela Mistral Division to stop emitting 15,000 tons per year of C02.

Main characteristics:
Started in the year 2013, supplying Codelco’s Gabriela Mistral Division copper refining process energy demand, located in Sierra Gorda district, Atacama Region.
Largest solar thermal plant in the world.
Built by Chilean-Danish consortium (E. Llaima-Sunmark), outstanding in the design and development of large solar thermal plants.

Technical Data:
Area: 43.920 m2.
Panels: 2.928 of 15 m2 each.
Energy Supply: 54.000 MWh/yr.
Low emission of greenhouse gases.

December 2014 received First National Prize for Sustainability, prize organized by El Mercurio’s Recyclapolis Foundation, in the Fire category, for promoting new environmental tendencies and showing cases of successful solutions compatible with the environment.