EnfraGen’s Fontus Renewables enlists Verano to build a pipeline of solar projects in Chile

Source: press release, 10 January 2023

Verano construction team breaks ground at Chile solar project
Verano construction team breaks ground at Chile solar project (photo: Verano Energy)

Verano Energy, a renewable energy developer in Latin America, has announced that it has commenced construction of eight solar PV projects in Chile with a total capacity of 76 MWdc (59 MWac). Verano was selected by EnfraGen subsidiary, Fontus Renewables to carry out the EPC and O&M contracts, which is the largest third-party EPC contract for Verano.

Fontus develops, owns, and operates renewable power generation in Chile and Latin America. Its solar PV assets have driven the expansion of its existing renewable energy portfolio and supports Chile’s energy transition to become a regional leader in renewable energy.

By selecting Verano to provide EPC services, Fontus expresses its confidence in the company to construct the solar projects on time, on budget, and to the highest quality standards.

The projects will inject under the country’s PMG/PMGD programs which provide automatic access to the grid and a stabilised pricing scheme.

Brendan Wolters, Head of Solar for Fontus Renewables says, “We are looking forward to our relationship with Verano to successfully complete the construction of these eight projects. We selected them as EPC Contractor due to their strong experience of building PMG/PMGD projects in Chile.”

Dylan Rudney, CEO of Verano Energy says, “We have developed considerable in-house experience by building and operating our own projects, and have decided to take advantage of our world class internal team to offer third-party EPC contracts. We’re extremely excited about extending our services to build these projects for Fontus. The market evidently has a need for experienced EPC services providers to support the growth in renewable energy projects. Verano Energy has acquired significant expertise across all aspects of solar project development and is ideally positioned to fill in that gap.”