Enel Green Power launches 132.2-MW solar project in Colombia
- Latin American utility group Enel Colombia has started building a 132.2-MW (straight existing) solar farm in the Magdalena department of Colombia, launching a project that secured a long-lasting power purchase agreement (PPA) in the Colombian government's renewable energy auction in 2021.
Through its renewables unit, Enel Green Power, the team will invest close to USD 109 million (EUR 109.7 m) in the Fundacion solar plant project, it announced in a news release recently. Fundacion will be equipped with greater than 244,800 solar panels mounted on a 237-hectare (585.6 acres) site in the municipality of Pivijay.
As soon as up and running, the solar farm will submit some 227 GWh per year to the Colombian grid in between 2023 and also 2037, operating under a PPA. The project was among 11 to be awarded a long-term off-take agreement in the October 2021 auction.
The most recent project comes after Enel Green Power began building and construction deal with a the 486.7-MW (DC) Guayepo I & II solar project in Colombia concerning a month earlier.
Today, the green power firm has near 1,100 MW of renewables unfinished in Colombia and also some 60 MW in Central America. Its renewables capacity in the region will surpass 5,000 MW in the next 3 years, said Eugenio Calderon, manager of Enel Green Power in Colombia and also Central America.