Regulation & Policy Jan 10, 2022 4:39 PM
The Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Zones (IPSE) announced its investment plans for this year.
The entity will invest CoP$304.8B in 55 projects across the country with environmentally sustainable and business-viable energy solutions, El Heraldo reported.
IPSE’s José David Insuasti explained that six inter-administrative contracts have already been signed with the same number of electricity operators, who will bring service to 12,081 new families and improve coverage to another 3,340 families located in the Non-Interconnected Zones of the departments of La Guajira, Bolívar, Guainía, Vichada, Guaviare, Amazonas, Cauca, Chocó, among other regions.
Insuasti said that there are projects in operation, benefiting 28,739 families both by expanding energy service coverage and improving energy infrastructure, which implies an increase in the hours of service.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) allocated IPSE more than CoP$100B as an addition to the 2021 budget and for 2022, CoP$200B more.
“The entity demonstrates its solidity and commitment to improving the living conditions of people in non-interconnected areas, building peace and equity in the country, and boosting the use of renewable energies,” the expert added.
Bottom-Line: Undoubtedly, renewable sources are the main alternative to bring energy to these areas of the country, generating development and opportunities for social and economic growth.