March 7 (Renewables Now) - The renewables arm of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) confirmed on Tuesday that it was awarded the supply of 740 GWh from five renewable power plants in Colombia's recent reliability charge auction.
In all, Enel Green Power (EGP) will deliver power from three wind farms and two solar parks, starting from 2022. These projects represent the first ever carbon-neutral power plants to deliver energy to Colombia’s grid network, the company said.
Enel will build the Windpeshi, Tumawind and Chemesky wind farms in La Guajira department. Combined, they have an installed capacity of 508 MW and the potential to generate 2,340 GWh annually for a 20-year period.
The solar parks, La Loma and El Paso, will be constructed in Colombia’s Cesar department with installed capacities of 173.2 MW and 86.2 MW, respectively, EGP noted.
Earlier this month, Colombia awarded firm energy obligations (OEFs) to 1,398 MW of wind and solar projects through a reliability charge auction that aimed to ensure a steady electricity supply from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023.