Companies interested in storage auction

Regulation & Policy    Jul 2, 2021 3:39 PM

The Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) announced the companies participating in the storage auction.

Ten companies from the energy sector will participate in the public auction for the development of the Battery Energy Storage System (SAEEB), Portafolio reported.

Engie Colombia Energía (France), Proeléctrica SAS (Genser Power), Celsia Colombia (Grupo Argos), ISA, Terpel Energía, Canadian Solar (China), Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB), ABO Wind (Germany), Air-e SAS (Enerpereira), and Atlantic Energy are the companies that will participate in this process.

It is important to remember that the process seeks an investor and an auditor for the design and acquisition of supplies, construction, operation and maintenance of the SAEEBs in the Atlantico with an installed capacity of 45 MW.

The investor will be responsible for the financing, which will then be remunerated once the project enters service with resources that come from the energy tariff.

“This storage system has the task of supplying energy in a contingency case, in case of absence due to failure or maintenance of network elements in the Regional Transmission System,” a representative of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) said.

He said that the SAEEB will avoid resorting to other sources of generation that serve as backup “to cover a failed grid element, thus avoiding the costs associated with such generation.”

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