During the presentation of the ten milestones of the mining-energy sector in 2021, the Minister of Mines and Energy assured that 2021 will be the year to encourage the sustainable reactivation of Colombia, which will promote equity, development and new opportunities for the country and its regions, in three strategic axes: 1) Energy Transition, 2) Energy security and 3) Mining diversification and formalization.
Among these objectives, one is the massification of unconventional renewable energy sources (energy transition):
- incorporate solar and wind energy to reach 37 new connected projects, which represents 530 MW of additional installed capacity;
- of those, 36 will be solar, and one will be wind;
- a new long-term renewable energy auction in 2021 for 5 MW to 20 MW projects
- an auction for a large-scale battery energy storage system located in the Atlantic, with a capacity of 50 MW.