Bolivia inaugurates 54 MW of wind parks

September 22 (Renewables Now) – Bolivian government officials inaugurated two wind farms over the last few days, adding 54 MW of clean capacity to the country’s National Interconnected System (SIN).

Located in the department of Santa Cruz, the wind parks were built by ENDE Corani, a unit of Bolivian state-owned power corporation Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy said.

On September 17, the Bolivian officials opened a 14.4-MW wind park comprised of four wind turbines and located on Warnes municipality. Three days later, the 39.6-MW San Julian wind park of 11 turbines was inaugurated in Cotoca town.

These two wind assets are part of the 108-MW Santa Cruz Wind Project. The third and final plant is scheduled to commence power generation in the upcoming weeks in Cabezas municipality.

According to the Bolivian government, the three wind farms were planned to be up and running in 2020.

Author: Keith Hughes