Venezuela thermoelectric plant nears completion

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Antonio José de Sucre thermoelectric plant in Venezuela's Sucre state is 83% complete, state power firm Corpoelec said in a release.

The facility, scheduled to be launched in October, will add 350MW of installed capacity to the country's national SEN gird, energy minister Jesse Chacón said.

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The four-phase project will boast a total capacity of 1.1GW. It is being developed by Colombian firm Energing and Spanish company TSK.

Antonio José de Sucre will initially provide power to Sucre state and eventually extend to large cities in surrounding states, such as Nueva Esparta, Monagas and Anzoátegui, Corpoelec said.