El Tesorito power station

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El Tesorito power station (Termoeléctrica El Tesorito) is 200-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station, under construction 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 (construction): 200 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[3] gas turbine[3], 200 MW[3] (start-up in 2022)[4]
  • Cost: 42.68 million Euros[1]


Celsia and Wärtsilä Finland OY are responsible for the construction of El Tesorito.[1] Celsia's March 2021 Youtube video states that the substation is being built primarily by locals. El Tesorito uses it's Facebook page to keep the community up to date on the progress of social initiatives and employment opportunities related to the facility.

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 "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.
  4. "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.