Colombia connects 50.2 MW of solar, hydro in Q2 2022
Celsia's rooftop PV system in Cartagena
July 8 (Renewables Now) - Colombia hooked 15.3 MW of small solar power systems and 34.9 MW of mini hydroelectric stations to the system during the second quarter of 2022, national grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said on Thursday.
The solar capacity came from two self-consumption units, of 0.4 MW and 4.99 MW, and one 9.9-MW solar farm. The two larger projects were connected by power company Celsia, while Bogota-based engineering firm Depi Energy SAS took care of the 400-kW system.
After these units went online, Colombia had 160 MW of solar power in commercial operation at the end of June, XM said.
Four new small-scale hydroelectric stations that reached commercial operation in April through June boosted Colombia’s hydropower capacity to 11,974 MW.
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