Installed generation capacity increases

Company News, Energy    Aug 4, 2021 5:33 PM

XM reported new installed generation capacity this year.

Colombia reported the entry into operation of 76MW of new capacity during 1H21, Valora Analitik reported.

Three new projects came on line with a capacity of 71MW in 1Q21 and one 5MW project in 2Q21.

Of that new capacity, 25MW corresponds to solar power reaching 32.89% of all capacity entered during the first six months of 2021.

XM highlighted that the total photovoltaic capacity that currently delivers energy to the SIN is 85.52MW.

In addition, the entity said that 470 kilometers of 500 kV lines entered the National Transmission System (STN) in 1Q21; seven projects started operating in 2Q21, three in the STN, two in the Regional Transmission System (STR) network and two connecting Local Distribution Systems (SDL).

Grupo Energia Bogota (GEB) declared in operation at the Reforma 230 kV substation new cut-off elements, which will later allow the connection of a new Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) load to the substation.

ISA put 230 kilometers of the 500 kV transmission line into operation in June. This facility connects the Porce III substation in the department of Antioquia with the Sogamoso substation in Santander.

Desarrollo Eléctrico Suria declared the Suria 230 kV substation and associated assets in operation on June 13. This project is expected to improve energy reliability in Meta.

Bottom-Line: It is positive to hear that new projects are coming into operation despite the social conflict of recent months.

Authorities must do more follow-up so that the number of new projects in operation increases, as this will be vital to guarantee the energy supply in the medium term.

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