Large-scale solar project

Company News    Aug 19, 2021 2:23 PM

Enel-Codensa was awarded the contract for the supply and operation of 13 photovoltaic systems at the headquarters of eight Colombian companies.

Some of the companies that will install these systems are Grupo Éxito, Postobón, Corona, Carvajal Empaques, Eternit and Central Cervecera de Colombia, La Republica reported.

The project, which will be developed through Enel X, will comprise approximately 82,700 solar panels with an installed power of 37.3MW peak, energy capable of supplying the needs of more than 40,700 homes with an average consumption of 100KWh/month.

“These systems will avoid the emission of 18,600 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to the planting of more than 1.3 million trees,” Enel’s Lucio Rubio Diaz said.

Rubio said that these companies will decrease their energy consumption on the grid by up to 20%, thanks to this project, generating savings of up to 15%.

“We are proud to be part of this project for the supply of environmentally and socially responsible energy in the business sector. This positions us as one of the leaders in the power generation market through this business model,” Rubio highlighted.

This project will have an investment of more than CoP$120.7B and an initial 12-year contract.

Enel-Codensa has installed 16 photovoltaic systems and 5,892 solar panels in other companies in the country. Energy production is estimated at 2,295 MWh/year and the annual reduction of 872 tons of CO2, equivalent to the planting of more than 62,200 trees.

Bottom-Line: Solar energy is becoming the main source of unconventional removable energy in the country, generating welfare to Colombian families and huge savings to companies in the country.

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