Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has won five renewable energy projects in Colombia, totaling 740GWh.
Enel Green Power won the five projects in the Cargo por Confiabilidad tender launched by the Colombian government. The winning projects include three wind farms and two solar plants. Expected to come online in 2022, the five renewable power plants will generate about 2027MWh per day.
The three wind projects include Windpeshi, Tumawind and Chemesky wind farms. They will have a total capacity of 508MW, totaling 2,340GWh of clean electricity generated annually, from the date of coming online.
The two solar projects include the El Paso plant and the La Loma solar project will both generate about 420.5GWh every year, for the next 20 years.
Enel Green Power is presently finalizing El Paso, the second solar park. The solar plant will generate 86.2MW of clean energy and will be marketed by Enel-Emgesa, a Colombian power supply subsidiary of the company. The La Loma solar project, with 173.2MW of capacity, will be located in Colombia’s Cesar department.
Enel Green Power said: “With our vast field experience and global know-how, Enel Green Power is at the forefront to spearhead Colombia’s drive for energy diversity, fostering and developing the widespread use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, while keeping a close watch on all future opportunities to further develop Colombia’s energy market.”
Last month, the company began construction of the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in Piauí, Brazil. The wind farm which is expected to come online in 2021, is claimed to be the largest wind facility under construction in South America.
It is investing nearly €700m for the wind farm’s construction. It will be powered by 230 turbines, which could generate up to 3.3TWh of clean electricity per year, while avoiding 1.6 million tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
While 510MW of the wind farm’s total installed capacity will be supplied under 20-year power supply contracts with a pool of distribution companies operating in the country’s regulated market, the remaining 206MW of the wind energy will be sold in the free market to retail customers.