Green hydrogen to unlock Chile’s wind wealth



Tom Azzopardi | Windpower Monthly

Chile aims to become a world leader in cheap green hydrogen production powered by huge wind farms in its remote far south.

As green hydrogen emerges as a fuel of the future, it is opening up opportunities to exploit renewables located too far from consumers to be transported as electricity. Nowhere is that truer than in Chile’s far south, where companies are jostling to exploit the region’s massive wind resources.

A government study this year estimated that the country’s southernmost Magallanes region, which stretches down towards Antarctica, could support more than 120GW of wind energy capacity — more than seven times the country’s current total electricity genration fleet from all sources — with average capacity factors exceeding 50%.

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