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22 Jan 2022

Colombia to Inaugurate First Wind Farm for 17 Years

22 Jan 2022  by   

Colombia's President Ivan Duque will later today inaugurate the 20MW Guajira 1 wind farm, the first wind farm to come into operation in the country for 17 years.

The 10-turbine Guajira 1 was built across 5.5 hectares by Isagen in the village of Cabo de la Vela in the municipality of Uribia.

It represents an investment of $75m (€66m) and generated more than 50 local jobs during construction.

Minister of Mines and Energy Diego Mesa said: “Guajira 1 is one of the great milestones of the energy transition, as the first wind farm to be built in the country in 17 years and the first of 14 parks to be built in the next three years.

“La Guajira is the epicentre of the energy transition in Colombia, since the department has a world-class wind regime.”

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