Transmisora Electrica del Norte (TEN), a subsidiary of ENGIE (50%) and Red Electrica Internacional (50%) put into service the first electricity interconnection between Mejillones (Antofagasta Region) and Cardones (Atacama Region) of 500kilovolts of voltage and 600km in length.
The interconnection between the SING (Norte Grande Interconnected System) and the SIC (Central Interconnected System) networks is an unprecedented achievement for Chile and marks the beginning of a new stage in the history of national electricity distribution which will create a single, more robust, competitive system.
The President of TEN and CEO of ENGIE Energy Chile, Axel Leveque, said that "the interconnection project marks the beginning of a new era in energy distribution. In addition to providing Chile with a single electricity system, this is a concrete contribution to the diversification of the energy grid, which will facilitate the entry of renewable projects. We are proud to have contributed to this new and revolutionary chapter for our industry, a process in which we have provided our technical and human resources to the country to successfully complete the project."