Termozipa power station

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The Termozipa power station is a 235.5-megawatt (MW) power station in Tocancipá, Cundinamarca, Colombia.[1][2]

Location

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Background

The 235.5 MW plant is owned and operated by Emgesa S.A.[1][2] and consists of four coal-fired units that can also use fuel oil as an auxiliary fuel source. Unit 2 has a capacity of 37.5 MW, while Units 3, 4, and 5 each have a capacity of 66 MW.[3]

Recent enhancements at Termozipa include installation of Magaldi Ash Cooler systems[4][5] and Colombia's first energy storage system.[6] In Colombia's February 2019 energy auction, Termozipa's four units were awarded electricity production contracts through November 2023.[7]

Plant owner Enel has recently taken steps to decarbonize its energy portfolio, including the decommissioning of its Tarapacá and Bocamina power plants in Chile and several coal-fired plants in Spain and Italy. However, the company has not yet announced any closure plans for the Termozipa plant.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Emgesa S.A.[1][2]
  • Parent company: Enel[2]
  • Location: Tocancipá, Cundinamarca, Colombia[2]
  • Coordinates: 4.970655, -73.947115 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 2: Operating (1964)[9]
    • Unit 3: Operating (1976)[9]
    • Unit 4: Operating (1981)[9]
    • Unit 5: Operating (1992)[9]
  • Gross Capacity: 235.5 MW[1]
    • Unit 2: 37.5 MW[3]
    • Unit 3: 66 MW[3]
    • Unit 4: 66 MW[3]
    • Unit 5: 66 MW[3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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External articles

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Maestre Torres, Alfonso (November 2014). "Sistema de Gestión Energética en la Central Termozipa" (PDF). Revista Cidet.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "En 2016 Emgesa Invirtió Más De 94.000 Millones En La Modernización Y Mantenimiento De Sus Centrales De Generación Térmica". País Minero. December 31, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Visita Técnica Termozipa - Termodinámica-Mecánica F.T.U.D." Facultad Tecnológica de la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. 2011.
  4. "Termozipa". Magaldi. 2019.
  5. "Memoria Anual 2018" (PDF). Enel. 2018.
  6. "ENEL-EMGESA NET INCOME UP BY 23% IN 1H2019" (PDF). Enel press release. 2019.
  7. "INFORME DE RESULTADOS DE LA SUBASTA DE ASIGNACIÓN DE OBLIGACIONES DE ENERGIA FIRME 2022-2023" (PDF). CREG (Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas). March 1, 2019.
  8. "Enel to unveil coal closure plan on November 24". S&P Global Platts. 2020-11-06.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "TERMOZIPA PUEDE SER UN BUEN NEGOCIO". El Tiempo. August 10, 1994.