CESI has supported its customer, ISA Interchile, in participating in the auction for the development of the Kimal-Lo Aguirre HVDC transmission line in Chile, South America.
President Sebastián Piñera has set ambitious climate targets for Chile: 70% of the country's electricity will come from renewable sources by 2030, and the country will be carbon neutral by 2050. In order to achieve such ambition goals, the grid connection between different parts of the country should be improved, and the Kimal-Lo Aguirre plays an essential role in this process.
With its 1.500km length and its capacity of 3.000 MW at ± 600 kV, the Kimal-Lo Aguirre line is indeed the biggest ongoing transmission project in the country and it will mark a key milestone in Chile’s plan to decarbonize its power matrix over the coming decades by enabling additional transport capacity from the north to the center-south.
In this respect, our consultancy services include a basic design of the converter stations, the project budget estimate, a review of the detailed design of the line, the selection of the manufacturer of the stations, and a review of the design proposed by the selected stations manufacturer.