The high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line will transport energy from the north to the central regions. Tractebel is supporting client ENGIE during the bid preparation phase.
Chile has set a goal of total withdrawal from the use of coal plants by 2040. To drive this objective, the Chilean National Energy Commission (CEN) proposed the high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line between Kimal and Lo Aguirre under its annual Transmission Expansion Plan for the national electric system. The project will enable the transport of energy produced at renewable energy sites in northern Chile, which due to current congestion of transmission lines are not being utilized to full capacity.