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News // Non-Conventional Energy Sources: Discovering the wind and solar potential in La Guajira (Colombia) through the environmental support of Antea Group.

Date // 23rd December 2015

Non-Conventional Energy Sources: Discovering the wind and solar potential in La Guajira (Colombia) through the environmental support of Antea Group.

In Colombia, the primary energy production comes from hydropower, and in second place fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal), whose reserves are almost depleted. Therefore, the Government in recent years has invested in the development and implementation of alternative energy production technologies, working with renewable resources to solve the problem of the world energy crisis and contribute to a cleaner environment.

This is how Enel Green Power, an italian- based company dedicated to the development and management of power generation from renewable sources, arrived in Colombia. Enel Green Power develops electrification projects based on the great potential of wind and solar energy in certain parts of the country, such as La Guajira, where strong winds and high levels of solar radiation are present.

Antea Group on Colombia is advising Enel Green Power Colombia in environmental management that must be carried out to implement their project in the country.The process began with the preparation of technical documents that would allow the environmental authority to decide whether such projects require the submission of an Environmental Diagnosis of Alternatives, or otherwise, the respective terms of reference issued for the environmental Impact Assessments, necesary for obtaining an environmental license (Decree 1076 of 2015).

Other services Antea Group in Colombia will support Enel Green Power Colombia for wind and solar projects, and power transmission lines are:

  • Preparation of Social Analysis, Environmental and Economic Context Analysis, Stakeholder Plan and Shared Value Plan.
  • Environmental Diagnosis of Alternatives. - Prior consultation processes with Ethnic Communities within the project areas.
  • Preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Final project consolidation and systematization of Environmental and Social Commitments.
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