April 29 (Renewables Now) – Colombia expects to include over 3,000 MW of recent energy technology capability in 2022, with renewables representing over half of that, nationwide grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados mentioned this week.
XM based mostly its estimates on details about tasks that secured connection approval by the Mining and Power Planning Unit (UPME) with a commissioning date set for 2022. Based on the grid operator, 50% of recent vegetation due this 12 months are photo voltaic farms, adopted by 4 hydroelectric vegetation, amongst them the mammoth Ituango dam mission, accounting for some 22% of the brand new capability. Thermal energy vegetation and wind farms will symbolize 19% and 9% of the 2022 capability, respectively, XM mentioned.
Through the first quarter of 2022, solely two non-conventional renewable vitality tasks have been added to Colombia’s vitality combine — the 9.9-MW Delphi Helios 1 photo voltaic farm and the 0.945-MW Las Violetas small hydroelectric station. The 20-MW Guajira I wind farm, which was inaugurated in January this 12 months, doesn’t look like exporting energy but and isn’t talked about in XM’s replace on at the moment linked energy vegetation.
This 12 months’s first trimester additionally noticed the beginning of operation of recent transmission infrastructure as one nationwide transmission system mission and 9 regional tasks got here on-line, XM added.
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