Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SN Power’s tough learning curve. More protests, this time in Chile

The corporate profile of the aid-financed hydropower investor SN Power as a socially and environmentally responsible company is being put to the test in Chile, where the company plans to invest some USD 600 million in the Trayenko project, four separate hydropower dams.

Though SN Power owns the water rights, indigenous Mapuche people lay territorial claim to the affected areas and some are vigorously opposed to having dams on their land.

Pedro Antimilla

Pedro Antimilla, traditional Mapuche leader, Coñaripe, Chile.
© Miguel Utreras.

 

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