La Luna power station

From Global Energy Monitor


La Luna power station is a proposed 1,125-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in César, Colombia.


The map below shows El Paso, Cesar Department, Colombia, where the plant will be built near the proposed La Luna coal mine.

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In July 2018, it was reported that UK-based Sloane Energy Group planned to build a coal plant in Cesar Department, Colombia. Plans called for three ultra-supercritical coal-fired units of 375MW each, fueled with coal produced at Sloane's adjacent La Luna coal mine, where production was set to begin in late 2019. Sloane's original plans called for the awarding of an engineering, procurement and construction contract by the end of 2018, with commercial operations beginning in 2022.[1]

In June 2018 the National Environmental Licenses Authority (Anla) granted the project its environmental license.[2] According to recent reports, construction was scheduled to begin in April 2020,[3] with a projected investment of US $1.6 billion[4] and commercial electricity generation expected by 2023 or 2024.[5]

The complex will use longwall mining methodology for a low-sulphur thermal coal to feed the 1,125 MW plant.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sloane Energy Group[3][4]
  • Parent company: Sloane Energy Group
  • Location: Cesar Department, Colombia
  • Coordinates: 9.6576076,-73.740011 (approximate)
  • Status: Permitted[2]
  • Gross Capacity: 1,125 MW[3][7]
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical[4]
  • Projected in service: 2023[3]
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: La Luna coal mine, Colombia[3]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Sloane to build efficient coal plant in Colombia," Argus Media, July 9, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "RESOLUCIÓN N°00911" (PDF). ANLA. June 18, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 El complejo termoeléctrico ‘La Luna’ ya tiene luz verde, Portafolio, Sep. 8, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Proyectan inversiones por 15.000 millones de dólares para el Caribe". País Minero. September 1, 2020.
  5. "Con 48 térmicas se reforzará la matriz de generación eléctrica". Portafolio. June 3, 2020.
  6. "Energy Research & Consultancy". Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Las seis generadoras que se harían con subasta de energía". Portafolio. June 7, 2018.

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