El Tesorito power station

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El Tesorito power station (Termoeléctrica El Tesorito) is a 200-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Córdoba department, Colombia.


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Sahagún, Córdoba department, Colombia.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Celsia Colombia[1]
  • Parent company: Celsia, Wärtsilä Finland OY [1]
  • Location: Sahagún, Córdoba, Colombia
  • Coordinates: 8.9339, -75.4817 (approximate)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating[3][4]): 200 MW
  • Cost: 42.68 million Euros[1]


The 200 MW El Tesorito power station began commercial operations in September 2022[3][4], becoming the largest new natural gas-fired power station to be built in Colombia in recent years.[4] The plant is powered by 11 small Wärtsilä engines, each with a capacity of approximately 19 MW.[3] The plant does not appear in Global Energy Monitor's Global Gas Plant Tracker due to the tracker's minimum threshold capacity of 50 MW per generating unit.[7]

Celsia and Wärtsilä Finland OY were responsible for the construction of the El Tesorito power station.[1] As of March 2021, Celsia posted a Youtube video indicating that the substation was being built primarily by locals.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Semana (2021-01-21). "Celsia Colombia garantizará obligaciones de filial por más de 40 millones de euros". Semana.com Últimas Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo (in español). Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  2. "Celsia pushes on with Tesorito in Colombia". IJ Global. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Tesorito empieza a generar energía para Colombia - En nuestro campo". En Nuestro Campo. September 3, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Una nueva planta prendió motores para generar energía con gas natural en Colombia". Semana. September 16, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sistema de Información Eléctrico Colombiano (SIEL)". Informe de Registro de Proyectos de Generación de Energía Eléctrica. December 1, 2020. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  6. "Informe de Resultados de la Subasta de Asignación de Obligaciones de Energía Firme 2022-2023" (PDF). XM. March 1, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  7. "Global Gas Plant Tracker Methodology". Global Energy Monitor. Retrieved 2022-11-13.