The 100MW Oruro photo voltaic plant within the Bolivian Andes is able to enter business operation with the inauguration of the second section.
The first 50MW section was delivered in September 2019. With the completion of the second section, the plant is ready to cowl the total electrical energy demand of the Oruro division with its roughly zero.5 million inhabitants.
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The plant is positioned within the Ancotanga neighborhood within the municipality of Caracollo, a small city about 50km to the north of Oruro metropolis at an altitude of about three,735m
“This excessive plateau soil is robust sufficient to generate the power that Bolivians want, turning Oruro into an electrical energy producing division with the capability to presently inject 100MW into the nationwide interconnected system,” mentioned minister of hydrocarbons and power, Franklin Molina Ortiz, on the inauguration.
“The photo voltaic plant is able to enter into business operation, thereby growing the provision of electrical energy all through the nation.”
Bolivia is taken into account to have nice potential for inexperienced power manufacturing, together with photo voltaic, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass.
Hydro presently makes up the bulk, contributing over 1 / 4 of era in 2018, in line with IRENA information.
Bolivia’s subsequent largest photo voltaic plant is positioned in Uyuni, Potosí within the southwest of the nation with 60MW capability and others of smaller capability, round 5MW, are put in in Pando and Beni within the north and Tarija within the south.
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“The reconstruction of our electrical energy sector is in course of and we won’t cease, we’re working to supply the nation with the absolute best infrastructure, in order that Bolivians can enhance our high quality of life,” concluded Molina.
The challenge required a complete funding of US$108 million and covers an space of 208ha. Funds have been supplied by the French Development Agency, the EU, Central Bank of Bolivia and the state owned energy company Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE).
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