Cenit announces solar plants

Company News, Energy, Renewables    Sep 15, 2021 3:36 PM

Cenit, a subsidiary of Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC), put six new solar plants into operation.

These facilities are at the Baranoa (Atlántico), Miraflores (Boyacá), Mansilla (Cundinamarca), Tocancipá (Cundinamarca), Yumbo (Valle del Cauca) and Pereira (Risaralda) stations, Valora Analitik reported.

The plants aim to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the ECP’s goals and the country’s decarbonization plan.

The annual emissions reduction from the solar energy generated at the six plants will be approximately 513 tons of CO2 per year.

In addition, power generation from the six plants during the project’s life cycle (20 years) will be 17.3 million kilowatts.

The Baranoa solar plant has an area of 2,200m2, a capacity of 87.6 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 149,292 kilowatts, and a reduction in emissions of 88 tons of CO2 each year.

At the Miraflores station, the solar plant has an area of 1,170m2, a capacity of 87.6 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 117,649 kilowatts and a reduction in emissions of 69 tons of CO2 each year.

The plant located at the Mansilla station has an area of 2,095m2, an output of 95.5 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 170,556 kilowatts, and a reduction in emissions of 101 tons of CO2 each year.

The solar plant in Tocancipa has an area of 1,500m2, an output of 95.5 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 178,669 kilowatts, and a reduction in emissions of 105 tons of CO2 each year.

The Yumbo solar plant has an area of 1,542m2, an output of 95.5 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 168,000 kilowatts and a reduction in emissions of 99 tons of CO2 each year.

The facility at Pereira station has an area of 305m2, an output of 55.2 kilowatts, an annual energy generation of 85,660 kilowatts and a reduction in emissions of 51 tons of CO2 each year.

“The commissioning of these six solar plants ratifies the commitment we have to the sustainable development of our operations, energy transition and the reduction of our carbon footprint,” Cenit’s Hector Manosalva said.

Bottom-Line: The extractive sector continues to demonstrate with projects that it can be a strategic ally in the energy transition process, promoting new technologies in its operations.

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