Termobijao power station

From Global Energy Monitor


Termobijao power station was a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant near Puerto Libertador, Córdoba, Colombia. The project is no longer listed in Colombian government energy plans and appears to be shelved.


The map below shows the approximate location where the plant was to be built, 5km south of Puerto Libertador, Córdoba, Colombia.

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In January 2018 Sator, a subsidiary of the Colombian cement and energy conglomerate Grupo Argos, received the required permit for construction of the 300 MW Termobijao coal plant from Colombia's environmental licensing agency ANLA (Agencia Nacional de Licencias Ambientales).[1] Coal for the plant was to be supplied by Sator's adjacent Bijao coal mine,[2] designated as Título Minero 4676 in the environmental permit and described in Grupo Argos company reports as an open-pit mine.[3] The Termobijao project was expected to cost US$1.2 billion[4] and begin supplying electricity to Colombia’s national grid by 2023 or 2024.[5]

As of 2021, Termobijao no longer appears in Colombian government lists of future power plant projects[6][7], and Colombia's energy planning agency UPME does not anticipate construction of new coal plant capacity in any of its 15-year scenarios for the 2020-2034 period.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sator[8]
  • Parent company: Grupo Argos[8]
  • Location: Puerto Libertador, Córdoba, Colombia
  • Coordinates: 7.845363, -75.677307 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved[6][7]
  • Gross Capacity: 460 MW[2][8]
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2024[5]
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Bijao coal mine[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Resolución N°00054" (PDF). ANLA (Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales). January 12, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "El carbón seguirá mandando en la generación de energía". Portafolio. March 6, 2018.
  3. "2015 Corporate Presentation" (PDF). Grupo Argos. 2015.
  4. "Proyectan inversiones por 15.000 millones de dólares para el Caribe". País Minero. September 1, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Con 48 térmicas se reforzará la matriz de generación eléctrica". Portafolio. June 3, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Informe de Registro de Generación de Electricidad: Ubicación de los principales proyectos térmicos vigentes (p 22)" (PDF). SIEL. August 31, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Plan de Expansión de Referencia Generación – Transmisión 2020 – 2034: Volumen 2. Generación" (PDF). UPME. July 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Las seis generadoras que se harían con subasta de energía". Portafolio. June 7, 2018.

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