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Sochagota

Owned by ContourGlobal in partnership with Steag, the Boyacá-based station, with a capacity of 165 MW, burns locally mined bituminous coal.

Thermal
Coal Fired
Colombia
165 MW
  • ContourGlobal Sochagota
    Sochagota

Power plant in Colombia

While Colombia is rich in hydro, the national government wants to diversify its sources of electricity generation. Sochagota (Termopaipa IV), the country’s most technologically advanced coal-fired plant, is one element in that strategy. Owned by ContourGlobal in partnership with Steag, the Boyacá-based station, with a capacity of 165 MW, burns locally mined bituminous coal. As an indicator of the importance of thermal generation to the country’s overall portfolio, the Sochagota has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the regional energy utility Gestión Energética S.A. E.S.P and this agreement is guaranteed by the Colombian government itself. The plant has 1 pulverized-coal fired natural circulation boiler – dry ash removal (488 t/h) and 1 turbine-generator set (165 MW) and went into commercial operation on January, 7, 1999.