November 11 (SeeNews) - The Bolivian Ministry of of Hydrocarbons and Energy announced on Thursday it will build 65 MW of new solar projects in the departments of Potosi and Tarija.
Bolivia's Guaracachi National Electricity Company, or Ende Guaracachi, has signed a deal with the Spanish-Bolivian consortium Emias-Elecnor.
The two will build the 60-MW Uyuni and the 5-MW Yunchara solar plants with an overall investment of USD 70.5 million (EUR 64.7m), the government pointed out in the press release.
Both projects will be up and running next year, with the Uyuni project having a 365-day deadline and the Yunchara scheme with a 180-day deadline.
Back in October, Bolivia's Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Luis Alberto Sanchez, said that the country should reach 545 MW of renewable power generation in the next fours years.
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