Power and renewables

DNV ’s GreenPowerMonitor monitors Opdenergy's largest project in Chile

Opdenergy Sol de los Andes solar farm

The Sol de los Andes solar farm has 104 MWp of installed capacity and will supply clean energy to 35,000 homes, avoiding the emission of 108,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. GPM SCADA is the solution in charge of managing and monitoring the photovoltaic park.

Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO of GreenPowerMonitor, a DNV company
Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO at GreenPowerMonitor and Executive Vice President at DNV Energy Systems

BARCELONA, Spain, 28 March 2022 - GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), a DNV company, has been selected to manage, control and monitor the Sol de los Andes photovoltaic park, the latest and largest commercial operation in Chile of Opdenergy, a leading independent producer of sustainable energy.

With an installed capacity of 104 MWp, distributed among more than 239,000 bifacial photovoltaic modules, the Sol de los Andes solar park will contribute to reaching Chile’s aim for a 70% renewable power mix by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Last autumn, Chile’s constituent assembly approved a declaration that recognizes that "the new constitution is written in a context of Climate and Ecological Emergency and therefore [must include] guarantees of environmental […] mitigation, adaptation and transformation to face the climate and ecosystem crisis." However, Chile still relies heavily on fossil fuels and so far depends to a great degree on negative emissions by its forest mass to reach its net-zero target.

Sol de los Andes is located 15 km from Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, in an area with high levels of solar radiation and an estimated generation of more than 280 gigawatt hours per year (GWh/year), which would be equivalent to the annual consumption of 35,000 homes, avoiding the emission of 108,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.

For this project, Opdenergy has relied on GPM and its local GPM SCADA management solution, which will allow any device in the plant to be individually controlled, execute all types of commands and provide data on any parameter in real time.

Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO at GreenPowerMonitor and Executive Vice President at DNV Energy Systems declared: “The growth of renewable energy installations is definitely a positive development for all – especially in Chile, where fossil fuels are prevalent in the energy mix, and the near-perfect conditions for photovoltaics in the Atacama desert make betting on solar power to achieve decarbonization an obvious choice ; as more and more green energy sources are integrated into existing grids, systems must be adapted to new-generation technologies and fitted to the specific features of renewables to efficiently manage operations. It is a privilege to continue working with Opdenergy, with whom we have a long history of pioneering the energy transition”.

"For GPM, being part of this project means strengthening our collaboration with Opdenergy and contributing with our digital monitoring solutions to the country's energy transition. Digitalisation is undoubtedly a determining factor in accelerating this transition and ensuring a more sustainable future", says Josep Berengueras, Regional Manager Iberia and Latin America.

DNV acquired GreenPowerMonitor in June 2016, with the aim of combining its experience in the wind sector with GreenPowerMonitor's PV asset monitoring and management solutions. Currently, GreenPowerMonitor is managing almost 4 GW in Chile and more than 50 GW (between solar and wind) in 90 countries.

- ENDS-

For additional information or to request an interview with a senior DNV spokesperson, please contact::

Neil Slater, Head of Media Relations, Energy Systems

Tel: +44 (0) 7876 578 353
E-mail: neil.slater@dnv.com

Penda Sall, Media Relations, Energy Systems
Tel: +33 (0) 651 69 88 64
E-mail: penda.sall@dnv.com

Elena Puigserver, Marketing Advisor, GreenPowerMonitor, Energy Systems
E-mail: elena.puigserver@dnv.com

About GreenPowerMonitor, a DNV company

GreenPowerMonitor, a DNV company (GPM) offers a market-leading integrated solution of software, hardware, and services for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations.

Driven by its purpose, GPM provides digital tools to maximize the performance of renewable energy assets, optimize efficiency in the management of renewable energy portfolios, and contribute to having the greenest energy mix in the grid. GPM has a long tradition and experience in successfully managing renewable assets and providing customized solutions for our clients’ needs. Its monitoring, managing, and analytic solutions have helped more than 700 clients in 90 different countries.

Learn more at www.greenpowermonitor.com

About Opdenergy

Opdenergy is an independent renewable energy producer, or IPP, in Europe and the Americas with more than 15 years of experience. The company develops, builds, finances, manages and operates high quality renewable energy projects in several countries. Its diversified portfolio of assets includes 44 solar and wind power generation projects in 5 countries with a cumulative capacity of almost 2.4 GW in the pre-construction, construction and operation phases. In addition, Opdenergy has a portfolio of projects in different stages of development of more than 6.7 GW that support its growth strategy.

Opdenergy plays an important role in the decarbonization of energy in the different countries in which it operates; in Europe it has projects in Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, France and Poland and in America it is in the United States, Chile and Mexico. Opdenergy has secured more than 2.7 GW of PPA contracts in different countries with investment grade off-takers and in hard currencies.

More information at: www.opdenergy.com

About DNV

DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry standards, and inspires and invents solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, qualifying technology for a floating wind farm, analysing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company's supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to manage technological and regulatory complexity with confidence.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps its customers seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations. DNV is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

In the energy industry
DNV provides assurance to the entire energy value chain through its advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, the assurance provider helps industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. DNV is committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and supports customers to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.