Ministry of Energy and Mines contracts for 2,000MW more in power by 2026


Staff member
Feb 20, 2019

The Ministry of Energy and Mines concluded a tender to add 400MW from medium-sized generating units to the national electricity grid. As a result of the tender, the new generating units will begin to be installed and produce gradually from June 2022 to October 2022. The units are contracted to fill the present deficit in power supply, reads a press release published by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

This tender is to contract medium-sized generating units on barges and modular plants already enabled for rapid installation on land that would to inject 400 megawatts into the electrical grid.

The deficit in generation reserve has resulted in recent blackouts caused by the departure of generator AES Andrés for repair purposes and Punta Catalina 1 for maintenance.

Energy and Mines Minister Antonio Almonte says the Ministry has also carried out tenders to build...

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