ANLA welcomes new energy project

Regulation & Policy, Renewables    Feb 19, 2020 9:22 PM

The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) gave the green light to the development of the Windpeshi wind farm, in the department of La Guajira.

Located in the municipality of Maicao, Windpeshi is the third clean energy initiative to receive an environmental license in the department.

The infrastructure will be located on an area of ​​more than 6,000 hectares, will be built about 26 kilometers away from the municipality’s urban area, and will operate with 45 wind turbines that will provide an installed capacity of 200MW, equivalent to powering 40 million LED lights of 5 watts each.

The project will contribute with more than 1,000,000MW to the country’s National Transmission System (STN), Portafolio said.

The ANLA has granted environmental certifications in the last year, to access tax incentives in projects related to efficient energy management and un-conventional renewable sources, with the capacity to prevent the emission of 1,019,517 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Projects like Windpeshi get the government closer to reach its sustainable development goals in terms of achieving a reasonable, efficient and non-polluting energy consumption through the generation of clean energies, helping take care of the country’s biodiversity, the ANLA added.

Bottom-line: We like to report on the development of new projects that will help boost Colombia’s energy industry.

Updates on Windpeshi and other initiatives will follow.

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