Storage Auction Winner

Company News, Energy    Jul 6, 2021 5:11 PM

The auction of the Battery Electric Energy Storage System (SAEB) ended with a winner.

The goal of this auction is to have a system of 50MW batteries for energy storage to strengthen the electricity transmission network of the Caribbean Coast, Portafolio reported.

Canadian Solar was the winner of this process. Engie, Proeléctrica and ABO Wind participated in the auction.

“We are proud that it is precisely a company associated with SER Colombia that has managed to win this auction, with an interesting economic offer. Undoubtedly, this is an important step for the national energy sector, and for the companies that work with Unconventional Renewable Energies,” SER Colombia’s German Corredor said.

Corredor explained that the battery system will help reduce grid restrictions on the coast, improving service and reducing costs.

“This auction shows the government’s commitment to strengthening the energy sector. The process continues to put Colombia on the international stage, making it an attractive country for investment in unconventional renewable energy,” Corredor highlighted.

Canadian Solar will be responsible for the design, procurement, construction, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 50MW battery system to be installed in Barranquilla.

Bottom-Line: A big step to continue improving the quality of energy service in the Colombian Caribbean coast.

Authorities must accompany the company in the development of this project, especially in the social aspect.

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