Around 70 percent of Colombia’s electricity needs are covered by hydropower. The rest comes from fossil fuels. As the demand is expected to increase significantly in the next few years, the country is now increasingly focusing on wind and solar power, which has so far played no significant role.
Wind and solar should complement hydropower
In 2018, the Colombian Mining and Energy Ministry (Ministerio de Minas y Energía) intends to announce a tender of up to 1.5 gigawatts of wind and solar power capacity for the first time to encourage the expansion of renewable energies. Colombia pledged at the World Climate Summit in Paris to reduce CO2 emissions by 26 percent by 2030. In periods of low rainfall, for example during El Niño periods, the supply of electricity from hydropower is at risk. Solar and wind energy are therefore particularly suitable because they are complementary to hydropower: In periods of drought, the sun shines and the wind blows stronger, while the hydropower plants produce only little electricity.
ABO Wind secures suitable areas
ABO Wind is currently approaching land owners to plan wind and solar parks on their land. We are also negotiating with other players in the industry about possibilities for cooperation.
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