Enel Disconnects Unit I of Bocamina Coal Plant in Chile
The Enel Group subsidiary Enel Generación Chile SA disconnected and ceased operations at Unit I of Bocamina coal-fired power plant, which is located in the
The Enel Group subsidiary Enel Generación Chile SA disconnected and ceased operations at Unit I of Bocamina coal-fired power plant, which is located in the Chilean municipality of Coronel. The 128 MW Unit I was disconnected three years before the date set in Chile’s National Decarbonization Plan. With this milestone, coupled with the closure of Tarapacá coal plant on December 31st, 2019 and the expected closure of Enel’s last coal facility in the country, Bocamina’s Unit II, by May 2022, the company is steadily progressing towards the decarbonization of its Chilean generation mix.
The closure of Bocamina’s Units I and II has been accelerated compared to what was projected by Enel Generación Chile in the country’s National Decarbonization Plan signed with the Chilean Ministry of Energy on June 4th, 2019. Towards this aim, on May 28th, 2020, the Enel Group informed the market that it decided to accelerate this closure. On July 6th, 2020, Enel Generación Chile received the authorization from the country’s National Energy Commission to disconnect Bocamina’s Unit I.