The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) is working to coordinate the arrival of the first wind farms of Colombia’s energy transition.
The Vice Minister of Energy, Miguel Lotero, visited the facilities of Puerto Brisa, in La Guajira, to learn about the operations and infrastructure of this project, as here the first turbines and towers will arrive to build wind farms in the region, according to a press release.
“La Guajira will be the epicenter of renewable energies in Colombia. We will build 16 wind farms in this department, representing investments of CoP$10T and the generation of approximately 11,000 jobs,” Lotero highlighted.
He said that these projects will be key in the sustainable reactivation of Colombia and energy matrix diversification.
The Vice Ministers of Infrastructure, Olga Ramírez, and of Water and Basic Sanitation, José Acero, were at the visit as well. This with the aim of working in an coordinated manner to adapt the roads and all the required infrastructures to transport these elements.
In addition, the entity announced a new social investment to improve the life quality in La Guajira, in an alliance with the private sector.
“MinEnergia has developed projects to bring energy service to 987 families. In addition, there are other projects under development to connect about 3,500 families in the department,” the statement said.
Bottom-Line: La Guajira has great wind and solar potential, and authorities are on the right track to leverage it.
The renewable energy sector is positioned as an alternative for development and growth for the Caribbean region and remote regions of the country.