July 10

Colombia to Decarbonise 290 Mega Watt Coal Plant to Solar-Plus-Storage

By Cameron Murray

The Colombian ministry of mining and energy has unveiled that a 290MW coal plant will decarbonise its activity and replace coal production with solar PV generation and energy storage.

Located in the northern part of Colombia – in La Guajira – the Termoguajira plant is the first one to unilaterally transition towards renewable production, according to the Colombian ministry. The plant uses primarily coal with natural gas used as a backup support.

Photo courtesy of Karsten Würth.

Source: PV-Tech (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Environment
decarbonization, renewable energy, solar