Regulation & Policy Jun 22, 2021 6:57 PM
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) announced the arrival of the first wind turbines in La Guajira.
These turbines will be used for the assembly and commissioning of the first large-scale wind farm to be installed in the country, Valora Analitik reported.
“This milestone consolidates the Energy Transition, through unconventional renewable energies,” MinEnergia said.
MinEnergia Diego Mesa said that the government continues to solidify the Energy Transition that is a legacy for the present and future of Colombia.
“Colombia is one of the leading countries in this area in the region. The arrival of these first turbines in La Guajira are one more step that will allow us to continue expanding the country’s installed capacity,” Mesa said.
These turbines will allow the start-up of Isagen’s Guajira I project, which will have a generating capacity of 20 MW, equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 33,000 families.
The entity highlighted the country’s progress in the Energy Transition with the delivery of solar farms in Bolivar, Cauca, Cordoba, Meta, Risaralda, Tolima and Valle.
Bottom-Line: Colombia has managed to increase almost nine times its installed capacity for solar and wind energy generation in the last two years, thanks to the government’s commitment to the sector.
The potential in this area is enormous and the right policies are fundamental to leverage it.