Guaduas power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guaduas power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Colombia.


The proposed project is located in Guaduas, in the Lower Magdalena Province department of Cundinamarca, about 117 km from Bogatá. The map below shows the approximate location.

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According to an October 2016 report, Compañia Minera San Jose Ltda., a subsidiary of New Colombia Resources, was in negotiations to build a 300 MW coal plant near the site of the company's coal reserves, which are 70 percent metallurgical and 30 percent thermal.[1]

New Colombia Resources is the owner of the La Tabaquera matallurgical coal mine with an estimated 15-17 tonnes of reserves. The company had another pending acquisition for 390 ha and a solicitation contract for 184 ha. The company also is a part owner of Sannabis SAS, an exporter of medical marijuana products.

As of October 2017, New Columbia Resources was reportedly finishing feasibility studies and negotiating with a European supplier of power plant equipment to provide financing for the plant's early stages of development.[2] As of June 2020 there had been no further news about the project and it appears to be shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Compañia Minera San Jose Ltda.
  • Parent company: New Colombia Resources
  • Location: Guaduas, Lower Magdalena Province department, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Coordinates: 5.069444, -74.598056 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: local coal mines
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "New Colombia Resources in Negotiations to Build a 300 MW Thermal Coal Power Plant Near their Coal Property in Colombia in Association with a Foreign Entity that Secured a US$ 200 Million L.O.I. from a Major Construction Company in China". New Colombia Resources Inc. / PR Newswire. October 19, 2016.
  2. "New Colombia Resources preparing to approach project financiers for 300MW thermal power facility,", III Corp, Oct 18, 2017.

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