Total Eren to Construct 100 Mwp Solar Farm in Columbia

Jan 17, 2023 12:45 PM ET
  • Total Eren will develop the farm for Ecopetrol, the biggest company of Columbia.
  • Total Eren will certainly utilize 180,000 monocrystalline bifacial panels, which is enough to provide a Colombian City of 150,000 individuals throughout a whole day.

Columbia's largest energy company Ecopetrol, as well as French renewable energy Independent Power Producer Total Eren have introduced that they have partnering to implement the 'Rubiales' solar photovoltaic (PV) park that will have a capacity of 100 MWp in Columbia.

The main declaration held that the solar PV park will certainly be improved the site of the Rubiales area which is a residential or commercial property of Ecopetrol and also one of one of the most important areas in the hydrocarbon sector in Colombia. Its located in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan in the Meta Province of the country.

Ecopetrol claimed that it has selected Total Eren to develop, money, construct and also operate the 100 MWp solar park after a shut competitive process. The solar project will be possessed by both Total Eren (51%) and also Ecopetrol (49%).

The building and construction work by Total Eren is scheduled to start in the initial quarter of 2023, and also the solar park is anticipated to begin operations in the initial quarter of 2024.

The solar project becomes part of the decarbonization strategy of the Ecopetrol Group as 24000 lots of CO ₂ emissions it will save more than 24,000 tons of CO ₂ emissions per year. Total Eren will utilize 180,000 monocrystalline bifacial panels, which is enough to supply a Colombian City of 150,000 individuals throughout an entire day. Ecopetrol will be the end-user of the generated electrical energy for its procedure, through a 17-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

" We are pleased to partner with Total Eren, a firm with considerable experience in the solar market, to assist us move on with our commitment to accelerate the power change. Our goal is to include 900 MW1 by 2025 with renewable energies that help us face climate modification," claimed Felipe Bayón Pardo, President, Ecopetrol Group.

David Corchia, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Total Eren, stated, "I am positive that our ambitious partnership will certainly be fruitful and offer multiple environmental, financial, as well as social benefits locally."

Ecopetrol is the largest company in Colombia which is responsible for more than 60% of the hydrocarbon manufacturing of most transport, logistics, as well as hydrocarbon refining systems. The company wants to achieve net zero by 2050.

Total Eren establishes funds, builds as well as runs renewable resource nuclear power plant in solar, wind, hydropower, standing for a gross capacity of greater than 3,700 MW in operation or under construction worldwide.

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