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Colombia: Gensa, looking to build three small hydroelectric plants in eastern Caldas

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Source: lapatria.com Sept 15, 0219

Empresa de Gestión Energética (Gensa) is proposing to build three Small Hydroelectric Power Plants (PCH) in eastern Caldas, with the goal of generating energy by 2022.

Although the company is dedicated to coal-based thermal generation, through the administration and operation of 178 megawatts that supply Paipa I, II and III, it entered hydraulic projects three years ago.

Gensa has a list of 12 projects in eastern Caldas. The objective is to start in Pennsylvania and Samana, with the Río Hondo, La Rica and La Palma power plants, taking water from the rivers and tributaries with the same names, and the application for environmental licenses to Corpocaldas is in progress.

The biggest advance is in the Rio Hondo and La Rica plants, and the goal is to obtain the licenses before the end of the year to start construction soon after.

The investment of these two plants is estimated at about 45 million dollars, about $ 145 billion. The resources will be, Gensa: 35% own resources and 65% indebtedness.

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