Colombia: Ecopetrol selects Total Eren to develop, finance, build and operate a nearly 100 MWp solar PV farm

Ecopetrol, Total Eren release

Paris, France/Bogotá, Colombia – January 12th, 2023. Ecopetrol, the largest Company in Colombia and one of the main diversified energy companies on the American continent, and Total Eren, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) based in Paris, are pleased to announce that they are partnering to implement the “Rubiales” solar photovoltaic (PV) park.

This solar PV park will be built on the site of the Rubiales field, property of Ecopetrol and one of the most important fields in the hydrocarbon industry in Colombia, located in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan, in the Meta Province.

Ecopetrol selected Total Eren to develop, finance, build and operate the approx. 100 MWp solar park after a closed competitive process. The project will be owned by Total Eren (51%) and Ecopetrol (49%). Construction work is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023, and the solar park is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2024.

This initiative is part of the decarbonization strategy of the Ecopetrol Group and its commitment to accelerate the energy transition in Colombia, supporting regional sustainable growth with more than 24,000 tons of CO₂ emissions saved per year.

The solar farm will be made of 180,000 monocrystalline bifacial panels, which is enough to supply a Colombian City of 150,000 people during a whole day. Ecopetrol will be the end-user of the produced electricity for its operation,…

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