GEB secures Korea's support for solar-plus-gas hybrid project in Bogota
GEB and KIAT representatives sign cooperation agreement in Colombia. Image source: GEB (www.grupoenergiabogota.com)
July 15 (Renewables Now) - Colombian power and gas company Grupo Energia Bogota (GEB) announced this week that it will build a hybrid facility south of Bogota, consisting of a 1-MW solar farm and a 3.5-MW natural gas plant.
GEB said it had signed a cooperation agreement with the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), which will invest USD 11 million (EUR 10.9m) in the project on behalf of South Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy.
The future hybrid system will be located on a 13,000-square-metre (139,931 sq ft) plot of land in the Bogota neighbourhood of Mochuelo Alto. The solar PV component will consist of 2,700 panels, GEB said.
The company expects to start works on the project in early 2023.
The solar-and-gas plant will be the first hybrid energy facility in Colombia, according to GEB. Cheon Kyo Park, the director general of KIAT, highlighted the project’s contributions to Colombia’s national energy goals to diversify the energy mix that is too dependent on hydro power.
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