February 17 (Renewables Now) - Colombia's National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) granted on Friday an environmental licence to a 200-MW wind project in La Guajira department.
The project will consist of 45 wind turbines to be erected in a 6,000-hectare (14,826 acres) area in the municipality of Maicao. The park will be connected to the national transmission system.
In 2019, the governmental agency granted environmental certifications to energy efficient and renewable projects with the capacity to prevent the emission of 1,019,517 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).
With this latest project, ANLA has granted environmental licences to a total of six renewable energy initiatives, which contribute 68.6%, or 1,030 MW, to the country's objective to increase clean energy generation by 1,500 MW in a four-year period.
The other five clean energy projects -- two wind and three photovoltaic (PV) -- are located in the departments of La Guajira, Cesar and Santander, ANLA noted.