Bolivia to study 80 MW of wind projects in Santa Cruz

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September 24 (SeeNews) - Bolivia's national power company Ende Corporacion signed contracts for wind studies on Wednesday to evaluate the construction of three wind plants totaling 80 MW in the Santa Cruz department.

The studies for the Warnes, San Julian and El Dorado wind projects are financed with a donation of over BOB 4 million (USD 579,000/EUR 514,000) from Denmark, Bolivian president Evo Morales said.

Warnes could have an installed capacity of 20 MW, while the other two -- 30 MW each.

Bolivia is currently expanding its first, 3-MW wind farm in Qollpana, Cochabamba, managed by Empresa Electrica Corani SA, a subsidiary of Ende Corporacion. Additionally, the state is considering the 48-MW La Ventolera wind project in Tarija and a smaller one in Oruro.

(BOB 1 = USD 0.145/EUR 0.129)

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