About the Event
About COLOMBIA WIND POWER 2019
Green growth in Colombia is becoming a major priority for the country as recent reports from the Ministry of Mines and Energy warn of the impact of El Nino on the economy, which has already decreased the country’s GDP by 0.2% in 2015. It is clear that policies need to be put in place for climate change adaptation. The Ministry has highlighted an important tool achieve this objective – non-conventional sources of renewable energy (FNCER).
Integrating FNCER’s into Colombia’s energy mix will simultaneously lower their carbon emissions and strengthen the country’s power generation matrix to buffer against the increased variability brought on by climate change. To do this, a specific mechanism has been put in place for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) long-term contracting in the energy wholesale market. After pushing back the date for their first renewable energy auction to award PPA’s and stimulate the development of a cost-competitive renewables market, the auction has now been confirmed for October 2019.
In this one-day interactive seminar organised by GWEC for the second time in Colombia, we will gather high-level stakeholders together with energy authorities and regulators and leaders in the local and global wind industry to address any questions and issues surrounding the bidding procedure for the development of wind projects to participate in this inaugural auction. From policy, to market, to technical content – this seminar will provide you with all the information you need to drive wind industry development in Colombia.
GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.
The Association of Renewable Energy Colombia – SER Colombia, created in March 2016 is a private non-profit organization that brings together more than 60 companies locally and globally that have made a commitment to renewable energy who contribute all their experience and knowledge from the perspective of generators, developers, suppliers and consultants.
SER Colombia was created in order to be a platform for growth and positioning, which represents the interests of its members before the relevant stakeholders in the public sector, associations, chambers and private organizations, both national and international.