Enel Colombia Lands Solar PPA For 487 MW DC Project

Colombian Brewer Bavaria Signs Up For 100% Solar Energy From South America’s ‘Largest’ Solar Project

Enel Colombia Lands Solar PPA For 487 MW DC Project

Colombia based brewer Bavaria has committed to sourcing 100% clean energy for its brewery operations in the country through a solar power agreement with Enel Colombia. (Photo Credit: Enel SA)

  • Enel Colombia has secured a 15-year PPA for its 486.7 MW DC solar power plant
  • Bavaria will source 250 GWh of clean energy annually to be generated from phase I of this facility
  • From February 2024, Enel will supply this solar power to Bavaria’s 7 breweries, 2 malting plants and a label plant

A brewing company in Colombia has entered into a 15-year contract with Enel Colombia to source 250 GWh of solar power from the ‘largest’ solar power project in South America representing a combined capacity of 486.7 MW DC. It will enable Bavaria to produce 100% of its beer with clean energy.

Enel’s project Guayepo I & II Solar Park solar park is located in Ponedera, Atlantico with phase I having 221 MW DC capacity out of which 50% power generated or 250 GWh annually will be supplied to Bavaria from February 2024. Under the 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA), Bavaria will source clean energy for 7 breweries, 2 malting plants and a label plant, all located in different Colombian cities.

The corporate solar power sourcing agreement promotes the construction of new renewable energy assets in Colombia to enable it bring down its CO2 emissions.

“The agreement reached with Bavaria, which will allow us to guarantee the supply of energy with renewable sources, will undoubtedly bring great benefits in the interest of mitigating climate change, through the adoption of innovation, technology and sustainability in industrial processes,” said General Director of Enel Colombia and Central America, Lucio Rubio Díaz.

Enel Colombia started constructing the project recently calling it the country’s and South America’s largest solar PV project to be built for $290 million and produce around 1,030 GWh annually (see Latin America PV News Snippets).

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