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Colombia pushes launch of energy storage tender to 2021 [free access]

October 6, 2020

As per news reports, Colombian Ministro de Minas e Energia (MME) plans to push back the country's first power storage auction until 2021. As per the preliminary documents, the ministry published a call for seeking a supervisor and investor to design, build, operate and maintain a 50 MW facility in the Caribbean coastal Department of Atlántico.


In June 2020, a selection process for the grid-connected battery system was announced for a launch later this year, following a public consultation.


The initiative forms part of a broader plan to develop several strategic storage hubs in the country to reinforce electricity supply in areas vulnerable to outages.


The length of the service agreement for the facility's operation is expected to be 10-15 years.