Termosierra power station

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Termosierra power station (Central Termosierra) is an operating power station of at least 460-megawatts (MW) in Puerto Nare, Antioquia, Colombia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Termosierra power station Puerto Nare, Antioquia, Colombia 6.23605, -74.561158 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 6.23605, -74.561158

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2][3] fossil liquids - diesel, fossil gas - natural gas[4][3][5] 460[6][3] combined cycle[6][3] 2001[7]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Empresas Publicas de Medellin ESP [100%] Empresas Publicas de Medellin ESP


The Termosierra power station has operated as a combined cycle power plant since 2001.[8][9] Plant owner EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) bills Termosierra as Colombia's most efficient thermal power plant, and the country's second largest after the Tebsa (Termobarranquilla) power station.[8][9][10]

EPM has reported the plant's capacity to be between 455[10] and 460 MW[8][9]. However, other sources report smaller capacities ranging from 353 MW[11] to 364 MW[12] to 393 MW.[13]

In August 2021, a fire damaged the steam turbine at Termosierra, reportedly reducing capacity to 246 MW[13], although Colombia's official government data shows the capacity holding steady at 353 MW throughout 2021 and 2022.[11]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Termosierra · Puerto Nare, Antioquia, Colombia". Google Maps.
  2. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125134336/https://www.promigas.com/Paginas/Eventos/ESP/Documentos/infomre%20de%20Antioquia%20de%202022.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125092329/https://www.epm.com.co/institucional/sobre-epm/nuestras-plantas/plantas-de-energia/central-termoelectrica-la-sierra.html. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125092324/https://www1.upme.gov.co/siel. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125092304/https://www.valoraanalitik.com/2021/08/11/incendio-termoelectrica-epm-afecto-capacidad-generacion-energia/. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20210503214247/https://www.epm.com.co/site/home/nuestra-empresa/nuestras-plantas/energia/termoelectrica. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125101813/https://www.epm.com.co/404.html. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Centrales de generación transmisión y distribución de energia de EPM". Epm. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Termoeléctrica La Sierra cumplió 15 años". EPM. July 11, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "La Sierra es la central termoeléctrica de mayor eficiencia en generación térmica de Colombia, y la segunda en potencia, después de la central Termobarranquilla S.A. Tebsa". EPM * Twitter (in Hausa). September 23, 2018. Retrieved 2022-11-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Consultas Estadísticas de Generación". SIEL (Sistema de Informacion Eléctrico Colombiano). Retrieved 2022-11-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "EMPRESAS PUBLICAS DE MEDELLIN E.S.P. - Prospectus Document (p 178)". US Securities & Exchange Commission. June 30, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Incendio en termoeléctrica de EPM afectó capacidad de generación de energía". Valora Analitik. August 11, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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