Date: February 10
The company Grenergy consolidates in Colombia with the start-up, in the department of Tolima, of three 30 MW solar plants (Cerritos, La Medina and Los Caballeros) that will generate enough energy to supply electricity to 40,000 homes, with savings of 27,000 tons of CO2 per year.
The Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, and the Spanish Ambassador to Colombia, Joaquín de Arístegui, accompanied by David Ruiz de Andrés, CEO of Grenergy, as well as other authorities, presided over the institutional inauguration ceremony for these photovoltaic parks , which are part of a group of 37 MW generation projects that will produce a total of 69 GWh per year of renewable electricity. The sale of this energy is already assured thanks to the long-term energy sale agreement reached with Celsia.
The presence of the minister responds to the impulse that the Government of Gustavo Petro wants to give to renewable energies through the energy transition within the framework of a great National Pact. Grenergy is strongly committed to developing this strategy in Colombia, a country where it already operates 72 MW of solar plants and has more than 1 GW under development.
Within the framework of the sustainability plan that Grenergy develops in the construction of all its parks and in accordance with its philosophy of generating positive social impact in the environment of its projects, the listed company has mobilized an investment of 28 million euros in goods and services local, also contributing to boost the country’s economy. Thus, during the construction phase of these photovoltaic plants, a total of 426 jobs were generated, of which 70% corresponded to local labor and 15% to women from the area.
For Irene Vélez, Minister of Mines and Energy, “the entry into operation of these three projects is great news for the country and represents progress in the Government of Change’s strategy to combat climate change and the Just Energy Transition in Colombia, intensifying the participation of clean energy sources in our energy matrix”.
For his part, for the CEO of Grenergy, David Ruiz de Andrés, “the construction of our solar parks in Tolima confirms our commitment to accelerate the future of the fair and sustainable energy transition in a country so diverse and so rich in natural resources like Columbia. With this group of projects we continue to endorse our confidence and the great potential that we see in the Colombian market that has welcomed us so well”.
Source: Review Energy