Tocopilla Power Station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chilecoal}}Tocopilla Power Station is an operating coal-fired plant in Tocopilla, Antofagasta Region II, Chile.


The satellite photo below shows the plant in Tocopilla, Antofagasta Region II, Chile.

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The plant is owned by Engie and operated by E-CL (Electroandina).[1]

Planned Phase-out

In February 2018 Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced that Chile will phase out coal-fired plants,[2] and Engie announced that it will close its coal-fired plants in Chile.[3] Engie had previously announced that it would try to sell the plants to new operators instead of closing them.[3] In April 2018 Engie announced that it was seeking permission to disconnect Tocopilla Units 12 & 13 from the grid and that shutting them down would take 12-36 months.[4] In June 2018 Engie added Tocopilla 14 to its scheduled closure list.[5]

In June 2019 the Chilean government announced that the plant would be retired by 2024 as part of a plan to reduce the country's annual CO2 emissions from the current 30 million tonnes (tons) to four million by 2024.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: E-CL (Electroandina)
  • Parent company: Engie
  • Location: Tocopilla, II Region de Antofagasta, Chile
  • Coordinates: -22.0971,-70.2121 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 12: Operating (1983)
    • Unit 13: Operating (1985)
    • Unit 14: Operating (1987)
    • Unit 15: Operating (1990)
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 12: 85.3 MW
    • Unit 13: 85.5 MW
    • Unit 14: 136.4 MW
    • Unit 15: 130.25 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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