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Atlas Renewable Energy Leaps Into Wind Power Market With Newest Customer, Enel Generacion Chile S.A.
SANTIAGO, Chile, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Atlas Renewable Energy (Atlas) marks a new milestone with the development of 
its first wind power project with a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) 
with Enel Generacion Chile S.A. for 1.3 GWh/year. The portfolio's three wind 
projects total 417 MW throughout Chile, helping accelerate its clean energy 

"Our first wind energy project solidifies our position as a company capable of 
developing different renewable technologies and adapting to the needs of 
customers in multiple markets across the globe," said Alfredo Solar, general 
manager of Atlas Renewable Energy in Chile.

Enel Generacion Chile Trading and Commercialization Manager, Alfredo Hott, 
said: "With this agreement, Enel complements its renewable energy portfolio 
with additional wind power to offer its customers clean and competitive energy, 
in line with the contribution that the company is making to promote the 
country's energy transition." 

Atlas' Alpaca Portfolio consists of three wind projects that are set to begin 
operation in 2025. They will be located in the Araucania, Los Lagos and Maule 
regions of Chile.

"We are very proud to expand our work to the south of the country. Atlas 
already has a presence in Antofagasta, Atacama, and the Metropolitan Region. 
But with these projects, we'll expand into Chile's south and establish a 
presence in six regions of the country," Solar said. 

With the signing of this PPA, Atlas solidifies itself as the preferred partner 
for large-scale utilities in Latin America to procure clean, renewable energy. 
Previously, Atlas signed a similar PPA with Engie to develop Sol del Desierto, 
a solar plant located in Chile's Atacama desert, which recently began 

1.3GWh/yr is equivalent to powering the homes of 628,512 families in Chile, 
avoiding 671,488 tons of carbon pollution and equivalent to getting rid of 
about 145,975 cars from the streets of Santiago. 

The construction of the project will facilitate the development of localized 
social programs designed by Atlas and will prioritize the inclusion and 
development of the local labor force. Similar programs that were developed 
during the construction of Sol del Desierto. One of that project's initiatives 
was the "We are part of the same energy" [] 
program, which provided technical trainings to 66 local women, enabling them to 
apply for skilled jobs during the construction of the project as well as in 
other local jobs. 

About Atlas Renewable Energy 

Atlas Renewable Energy is a renewable energy generation company that has been 
developing, financing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects 
under long-term contracts throughout the Americas since early 2017. Atlas 
Renewable Energy includes an experienced team with the longest track record in 
the renewable energy industry in Latin America. The company is recognized for 
its high standards in the development, construction, and operation of 
large-scale projects. 

Atlas Renewable Energy is part of the Energy Fund IV, raised by Actis, one of 
the leading private equity investors in the energy sector. Atlas Renewable 
Energy's growth is focused on the most stable markets in the region, using its 
proven expertise in development, marketing, and structuring to accelerate the 
transformation to clean energy. By actively engaging with the community and 
stakeholders at the heart of its strategy, the company works every day to 
deliver a cleaner future. 

To learn more about Atlas Renewable Energy, visit

Source: Atlas Renewable Energy