Compañía Energética de Occidente (CEO) and Grupo Empresarial Colombina (GEC) opened a solar plant in the department of Cauca.
President Iván Duque attended the opening of this facility in the municipality of Santander de Quilichao (Cauca), the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) said in a statement.
This facility has 4,890 solar panels installed on a structure with a sophisticated technology, strategically placed towards the sun, to maximize energy production. The goal is to supply 20% of the annual energy demand of the Galletas de Colombina Plant.
“We have allocated 2,250MW through auctions that will be installed before August 2022, achieving one of the greatest advances in energy transition in Latin America,” President Duque highlighted.
MinEnergia, Diego Mesa, added that these projects are an example of how government policies are promoting the diversification of the country’s energy matrix and sustainable reactivation.
“We are adding more installed capacity in solar energy, allowing us to continue advancing in the Energy Transition,” Mesa said.
CEO’s Ómar Serrano Rueda explained that the company is contributing to the sustainable development of Cauca with the construction of this solar farm, which represented investments close to CoP$6B.
GEC’s César Caicedo, said that this facility will help to generate greater operating efficiencies in the plant, guarantying energy supply and contributing with an efficient solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This project reflects our continuous efforts to manage the operation in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner,” Caicedo concluded.
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