A wind turbine by Enercon. Author: Henning Leweke. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Dec 23, 2014 - Bolivian state-run power firm Electrica Corani has awarded a contract to Spanish engineering group TSK for the expansion of the Qollpana wind farm in Cochabamba department by 24 MW.
Bolivia needs to continue work on wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal energy projects in different regions, president Evo Morales said at the signing on Monday.
The upgrade, worth USD 33.9 million (EUR 27.7m), envisages the installation of eight E82 E4 turbines made by German company Enercon.
The 3-MW Qollpana wind farm was inaugurated at the beginning of 2014, initially using only two turbines. Its second phase will generate 91 GWh a year, according to Eduardo Paz, president of national utility Ende.
Ende is considering a possible expansion of the Qollpana wind power plant to up to 52 MW.
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