Regulation & Policy Sep 3, 2019 10:37 AM
The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) spoke about its most recent initiative to increase efficiency in its energy-sector processes.
The project is part of the knowledge management activities that the entity is developing with different industries, looking to optimize its planning processes, the ANLA said in a statement.
The event was attended by more than 25 representatives of public and private companies affiliated with the Association of Renewable Energies (SER Colombia), the entity added.
During the event, ANLA’s Rodrigo Suárez referred to the ANLA’s institutional agenda, which includes strategies related to sectoral and regional planning of environmental rules, and to the strengthening of evaluation and monitoring processes in rural areas.
ANLA professionals also spoke about the entity’s compensation plans, investment of not less than 1%, and adjustments included in the National Development Plan like tax benefits, among others, for energy projects that meet the entity’s requirements.
Regarding social conflict in the territories, the ANLA’s director highlighted the appointment of biological, social and physical inspectors and professionals in every region, to avoid future issues.
“We have qualified professionals in the departments of Antioquia, Tolima, Putumayo, Caquetá, Guajira, Cesar, Santander, Casanare and Meta,” the statement said.
Bottom-line: The ANLA has been working to increase its presence in the territories, which will now benefit upcoming energy projects.
The entity’s presence in departments like La Guajira will be key to assure socially and environmentally viable projects.