Celsia is aiming to achieve 250 MW of solar energy installed in Colombia and Central America. The 9.8 MW Yumbo plant and 8.8 MW PV farm in Bolivar will help the utility to achieve this target. (Photo Credit: Celsia)
- Colombian electric utility company Celsia has started construction of a 8.8 MW PV project in Colombia via its subsidiary Epsa
- The PV plant is located in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima, Bolivar
- The project is expected to generate 15,542 MWh of clean energy annually once it is completely operational
- This is the company’s second solar farm in Colombia; the first was a 9.8 MW project in Yumbo
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Colombian electric utility company Celsia has begun construction of its second solar farm in the country with an installed capacity of 8.8 MW through its subsidiary Epsa. The company energized its first PV project in the South American country with 9.8 MW of capacity in Yumbo.
With 8.8 MW of capacity, Celsia Solar Bolivar will be built with 32,000 PV modules and 2 inverter plants. It will be located in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima, Bolivar. The project is scheduled to go into operation during Q3/2018. Once completely operational, it is expected to generate 15,542 MWh of clean energy every year.
“With Celsia Solar Bolívar, we continue working on the goal of reaching 250 MW of solar energy in Colombia and Central America, in addition to continuing with our national growth strategy in which the development of projects on the north coast of the country is very important,” said Julián Cadavid, the leader of transmission and distribution within the organization.
Earlier this year, the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that the country’s first renewable energy auction will be held before May 2018 (see Colombia’s First RES Auction In 2018).