Atlas Renewable Energy and Codelco sign Landmark 24/7 PPA for the implementation of a new solar project with battery energy storage system in Chile

Atlas Renewable Energy, an international renewable energy leader, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Codelco, the state-owned Chilean mining company and the world’s largest copper producer, for the supply of 375 GWh of 24/7 energy per year, to be generated by a new renewable energy project in Chile, which will have an integrated battery energy storage system.

The PPA, which incorporates advanced technology, including the use of batteries, was signed after Codelco held a public tender, to which Atlas was awarded and will start to supply clean, renewable energy in 2026, for the next 15 years.

Atlas’ pioneering commitment in Chile and the region aims to enhance stability and reliability in electricity supply. This project, incorporating cutting-edge technology and solar energy expertise, marks a breakthrough in Chile, and the region’s energy supply contracts. It also strengthens Atlas’ ongoing efforts to deliver clean energy to the region’s major consumers with competitive solutions.

This agreement demonstrates Codelco’s trust in Atlas, leveraging its proven track record in providing clean energy to the mining sector. Atlas successfully constructed the Javiera Solar Plant in 2015, supplying 161 GWh annually to a significant Chilean mine, and the Lar do Sol Solar Plant in 2023, delivering 540 GWh a year to Anglo American in Brazil.