Ecopetrol and AES Colombia put into operation this Friday the largest solar energy self-generation park that has been built in the country, located in the municipality of Castilla La Nueva, in the department of Meta.
This solar park was built by AES Colombia at the request of Ecopetrol under a power supply contract for 15 years, which includes its operation and maintenance. The investment was close to US $ 20 million.
The park has an installed capacity of 21 megawatts (MWp), equivalent to the capacity to energize a city of 27,000 inhabitants. It will serve to supply part of the energy required by the Castilla field, the second largest in Colombia with a production close to 115 thousand barrels of oil per day.
The work was executed in a record time of 7 months without disabling incidents and generated employment for 388 people, including more than 100 women, mostly from the region.