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Anla gives the green light to Colombia's largest photovoltaic project in Cesar

This is the first licensed photovoltaic energy production license by an approved entity.

The solar complex, which will have an estimated production capacity of 41,667 MWh / year, will consist of five solar installations, which will be gradually installed to connect a total of 100 megawatts.

The project, which will have a 30-year activity, will be located on 156.61 hectares and 284,310 photovoltaic modules will be installed on 105.62 hectares.

With this new solar park, which is added to that of Celsius in Yumbo and recently inaugurated in Bolivar, the company hopes to contribute to increasing at least a 10% share of unconventional renewable energies in total electricity generation.

Due to its location, it was necessary to carry out a previous consultation process with the four indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta (Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogui and Wiwa), whose logging agreements were provided to Anle and incorporated into the Environmental Management Plan (PMA).

The plan includes, among other things, management, information, participation and training measures for the project, as well as a road and social infrastructure management program agreed with the community. Among the protocols to be signed, it is envisaged to include measures to protect, compensate and manage forests, promote and strengthen the cultural exploitation of the sacred space of UmYriwYn in order to protect the identified sacred sites, appreciate and compensate for their disabilities.

It also includes landscape management actions, building material management, liquid and solid waste management, land management, vegetation and decontamination removal management, wildlife management, reclamation of affected areas and water resource management.

It is estimated that the reduction in GHG emissions from the project is equivalent to about 150,000 tons of CO2 per year at peak traffic, which is virtually the same CO2 that could capture 9,000 hectares of wet forest per year.

At the end of last year, Anla approved an environmental license for the project "Alpha Wind Generation", located in La Guajira, with a production capacity of between 200 and 250 MW.

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