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Ecuador: Ministry of Energy and Mines adds 320 MW to supply the energy demand in the country

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Ecuador: Ministry of Energy and Mines adds 320 MW to supply the energy demand in the country

This Ministry of Energy and Mines release was published using machine translation.

Since last December 23, the actions undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, through the Vice Ministry of Electricity, have allowed the addition of more than 320 megawatts that contribute to supplying the energy demand in this dry season.

This new availability of energy comes from the sustained recovery of the thermal generation park nationwide, the incorporation of a new wind power plant and the increase in energy transfers through the interconnection with Colombia and Peru.

Since the last week of December, the recovery of more than 70.66 megawatts of thermal electricity generation was achieved, which was unavailable at the following plants:

BUSINESS UNIT Central Unit MV power
termopichincha celso castellanos u2 and u3 4
termopichincha Guangopolo I u3 5.1
termopichincha Guangopole II u4 8
termopichincha payamino U1 1.8
electroguayas Hannibal Santos TG5 16
electroguayas Gonzalo Zevallos TG4 twenty
thermomanabi blanket II MDU12 1.45
thermomanabi blanket II MDU1 1.45
thermomanabi jaramijo MDU17 7.16
thermomanabi miraflores U13 1.9
thermomanabi miraflores U18 1.9
thermomanabi flints U10 1.9
TOTAL     70.66

This reestablishment of electricity production was possible thanks to the implementation of an Emergency Plan for the Repair and Supervision of the Generation System, led by the Minister of Energy and Mines, Fernando Santos Alvite, and the Vice Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Enith Carrión. .

This Plan includes the acquisition of spare parts and supplies for the generation plants, management and optimization of logistics and fuel dispatch, executing a renovation and rehabilitation strategy for the thermoelectric park, intensifying monitoring of the electrical system, management with Colombia and Peru. to consolidate energy imports.

wind generation

At the end of December 2022, the operation of the Minas de Huascachaca Wind Power Plant began, with 40 MW, located in the Ecuadorian Austro; its total capacity of 50 MW will be available from next month.

Management with authorities of the Colombian and Peruvian Electricity Sector

The Vice Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, in the field of regional integration, managed the increase in the supply of energy to Ecuador, in pursuit of the normal supply of energy in the country. All the actions have been carried out under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, as well as the coordinated and committed work of the different companies and institutions of the electricity sector.

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