Termocandelaria power station

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Termocandelaria power station (Central Termocandelaria) is a 324-megawatt (MW) diesel-, fuel oil-, and gas-fired power station in Bolívar department, Colombia.

Location

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Termocandelaria S.C.A. E.S.P.
  • Parent company: Termocandelaria Power Ltd.[1]
  • Location: Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Coordinates: 10.3585, -75.4856 (exact)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 324 MW
    • Unit GT 2: Gas-, diesel-, and fuel oil-fired[3] gas turbine[3], 162 MW[3] (start-up in 2007)[3]
    • Unit GT 1: Gas-, diesel-, and fuel oil-fired[3] gas turbine[3], 162 MW[3] (start-up in 2000)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (construction): 252 MW

Background

Termocandelaria consists of two Westinghouse 501FC gas turbine units and is dual fuel (diesel and fuel oil #2 is the secondary fuel source).[8] The expansion project currently underway will convert the power station into a combined cycle facility, increasing the plant's total generating capacity to 566 MW and improving efficiency by 35% due to a lowered net heat rate.[8] As of mid-2021 the project was reportedly more than 50% complete and still on schedule to begin commercial operations in 2022.[6][7][9]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "Consolidated Financial Statements For the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and Independent Auditors' Report". Termocandelaria Power. March 31, 2021. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. "Termocandelaria OCGT Power Plant Colombia". Global Energy Observatory. Archived from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Termo Candelaria Power". Termocandelariapower. Archived from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "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.
  5. "Termocandelaria amplía en un 80% capacidad de generación". EL HERALDO. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Inversión en ampliación de Termocandelaria es de USD232 millones". El Heraldo. September 3, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ampliación de Termocandelaria ha generado 721 empleos de mano de obra local". Caracol. June 28, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Termo Candelaria Power". termocandelariapower.com. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  9. "Projects – Termo Candelaria Power". termocandelariapower.com. Retrieved 2021-06-29.