Regulation & Policy Dec 12, 2021 7:35 PM
The Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Zones (IPSE) spoke about its achievements during the past year.
IPSE’s José David Insuasti recalled that the entity enabled 21,445 families located in Non-Interconnected Zones (ZNI) to get electricity service with solar projects, Portafolio reported.
Of these new users, 9,769 are located in the Amazon region, consolidating this part of the country as one of the leaders in terms of renewable energies and allowing departments such as Guainía to reach a coverage percentage of over 80%.
“We aspire to reach 95% coverage by the end of this government,” Insuasti said.
The entity was able to bring energy to 3,765 families in the Orinoquia and Central region. As well as to another 5,006 homes located in the ZNI of the Caribbean region.
In addition, 2,905 families located in the Pacific region and the department of Antioquia were able to access energy services.
IPSE made progress in the optimization of available assets, allowing the improvement of infrastructure in the Pacific and Caribbean regions.
The entity signed six inter-administrative contracts to provide service to 12,081 families that do not have electricity in the ZNI.
Bottom-Line: Solar projects are positioned as the main alternative to bring energy service to the country’s ZNI, improving the quality of life of thousands of Colombians.
These advances will be fundamental for this type of energy to gain reliability and prove to be a safe generation source for the Colombian electric system.