ICU occupancy increases to 93.2%

According to the iCovid Chile Team's report, "a regrowth and an increase in new cases are confirmed during the last two weeks. At national level, this week there have been 30 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants." The report also shows that the occupation of ICU beds has increased from 92.7% to 93.2% at national level.

Chile announces the launch of a mobility pass to allow interregional travel for vaccinated people

The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced the introduction of "a mobility pass" that would grant "greater freedom and mobility" to the people who completed the vaccination process against COVID-19 and will allow them to make interregional trips in communes in phase two. However, Piñera warned that these measured "must be accompanied by greater responsibility," and urged everyone to continue respecting measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The launch of the "mobility pass" is in line with plans to launch a "green" card and passport in Chile.

Chile and California launch alliance on energy transition

The Chile-California Energy Alliance on energy transition, convened by the Chile California Council (CCC) and the Chilean Ministry of Energy, was successfully launched with the participation of representatives from different divisions of the Ministry. The aim of the event, which will last four months with monthly working meetings, is to analyse the various strategies and best practices that can be transferred between the two countries. The aim is then to put them into practice, enabling a successful energy transition process for both countries.

ENGIE Energía Chile enters the “Libélula Photovoltaic Park” for environmental evaluation

ENGIE Energía Chile entered the "Libélula Photovoltaic Park" project for environmental evaluation, which will have a capacity of 199.2 MW and an annual production capacity of 423 GWh. The initiative will include the installation and operation of approximately 321,360 bifacial solar panels, which will have a minimum nominal power of 620 Wp in direct current. An Elevator Substation will also be built within the area of ​​the photovoltaic park.

Sonnedix & Cox Energy America reach financial close for 160 MWp PV project in Chile

Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd has closed financing for a 160-MWp solar project in Chile, alongside its joint-venture partner Cox Energy America SAB de CV. The solar energy companies secured $120 million from Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Corporation (SMBC) to fund the development of the Sonnedix Meseta de Los Andes solar PV project. The transaction was closed via their joint venture Sonnedix Cox Energy Chile, in which Sonnedix holds 70%, while its partner owns the remaining 30%. Once the plant starts operation, it will be capable of producing over 385 GWh of power per year.

Austral Gold discovers two new veins at Amancaya Mine in Chile

Austral Gold Limited has discovered two new gold-silver rich veins at Amancaya Mine in Chile following the receipt of new assay results from 11 drill holes. The Oeste Vein has been intersected by two core diamond drill holes with best results of: 2.41 metres at 0.19 g/t gold and 55.2 g/t silver; and 1.17 metres at 24.98 g/t gold and 77.3 g/t silver. Four core diamond drill holes have intersected the Este Vein with the two new intercepts of: 4.27 metres at 7.81 g/t gold and 33.0 g/t silver; and 1.8 metres at 3.1 g/t gold and 1.5 g/t silver.