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Colombia gives enviro license for up to 250-MW wind project

Wind turbine. Sten Dueland. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

November 20 (Renewables Now) - Colombia's National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) issued on Monday an environmental license for a wind project of between 200 MW and 250 MW.

The Generacion de Energia Eolica Alpha, as it is named, is a project of Vientos del Norte SAS. The ANLA license is for a park of 65 turbines and a substation, the regulatory agency stated.

Located in the village of Limoncito, Maicao municipality, La Guajira department, Eolica Alpha is to produce enough power at full capacity to offset some 330,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

In October, Ivan Duque Marquez announced a goal for Colombia to reach at least 10% non-conventional renewables in the country's installed capacity.

Currently, ANLA is assessing five other requests for environmental licensing for two wind and three solar parks, the agency noted.

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