Colombian power generator Isagen has announced the acquisition of its first two solar plants in Colombia. The Llanos 4 and Llanos 5 plants are located in Puerto Gaitán, Meta with 27.4 MWp* and 25 MWp respectively. The solar facilities are expected to be operational in early 2022.
These acquisitions are expected to reinforce Isagen’s hydroelectric matrix, making it more resilient to climate change and contributing to the country’s energy transition. The generator also announced decisive progress on the Guajira I project, meeting construction schedules in its buildout of the 20 MW wind farm on Colombia’s Atlantic coast set to also go online in early 2022.
The two solar projects are developed by Trina Solar and will add 52.4 MWp of renewable energy to Isagen’s 90% hydro / clean energy matrix.
*MWp: Megawatts peak. Peak watts (Wp) is the unit of measurement for the output of a solar panel. It reflects the delivery of 1 watt of electrical power given the correct insolation conditions and orientation. Source: https://www.worldenergytrade.com/index.php/component/seoglossary/1-energia/mwp