Colombia grid connection requests hit 53GW

Colombia’s mines and energy ministry is analyzing grid connection requests for 758 power generation projects totalling 53GW of capacity, new data shows. Solar parks comprise 48% of the total in capacity terms, while wind accounts for 22%, thermopower 20% and hydropower 9%, according to a report by ministry planning unit UPME. Some 169 projects with combined capacity of 5GW are slated to start up this year, up from 96 projects totalling 4.3GW in 2020.

Source: Bnamericas