Renewable energy drives equity

Energy, Regulation & Policy    Mar 16, 2021 6:46 PM

The Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), Diego Mesa, inaugurated new solar energy projects to promote equity in the region.

MinEnergia said that these projects benefit 1,166 families in Tumaco, who have, for the first time, energy 24 hours a day, according to a press release.

“Nariño is at the center of policies with renewable energies, sustainable mobility and closing gaps. This department has had the greatest number of beneficiaries with the connection of new users to energy service,” Mesa highlighted.

The projects were developed with resources from the Financial Support Fund for Non-Interconnected Zones (FAZNI) and the Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Zones (IPSE).

“These projects represented an investment of more than CoP$21.8B and allow independence from the old diesel plant that only provided them with energy for a few hours of the day,” MinEnergia said.

In addition, Minister Mesa, Governor of Nariño Jhon Rojas and the Montagas company socialized two propane projects.

“We see how in Nariño hydrocarbons are changing people’s lives with the arrival of gas through networks with these two projects, which help the environment and achieve equity in the regions,” Mesa said.

Rojas highlighted the visit of MinEnergia and the projects developed in his department.

“Thanks to this support, we will be transforming our region, especially our Pacific coast, with alternative energy to improve the living conditions of our population,” Rojas said.

Bottom-Line: Renewable energies are consolidated as the main alternative to supply energy to vulnerable or difficult-to-access regions.

These new energy sources are changing the lives of thousands of Colombians.

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