Wind farm in La Guajira

Energy, Regulation & Policy, Renewables    Jul 6, 2021 5:10 PM

President Iván Duque spoke about the development of a wind farm in La Guajira.

Duque said that this department will be the gateway for renewable energies in Colombia, El Heraldo reported.

“The Guajira land has sun and we will have solar parks, there is wind and we will have wind farms, the largest in the country, we also have the sea and we will continue to leverage this wealth,” Duque highlighted.

The President said that the Guajira I wind farm will boost economic and social development, and the sustainable reactivation of the region and the country.

“Guajira I will generate investments for CoP$75B and more than 50 new jobs,” Duque said.

Duque announced the hiring of members of the three indigenous communities (Taruasaru, Mushalerrain, Lanshalia) to develop the project.

Materials for the project arrived in Puerto Brisa at the end of June this year; nine wind turbines and 30 propellers arrived in Puerto Brisa.

The Guajira I Wind Farm will be located in the municipality of Uribia, in Alta Guajira, approximately 11 km west of Puerto Bolivar, 12 km east of Cabo de La Vela and 65 km from the urban center of Uribia.

This facility will have a capacity of 20MW, 10 wind turbines and an extension of 5.5 hectares.

Bottom-Line: The generation potential in La Guajira is enormous, and these first projects will be key to attract more investors to the region.

The inclusion of communities in the development of these projects will be fundamental to avoid social problems.

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