Universal Stream submits plans for 648-MW La Paz hydroelectric project in Colombia

Colombian energy company Universal Stream has submitted preliminary plans for a US$830 million hydroelectric plant in the Amazonian department of Caquetà¡.

According to BNamericas, documents filed with national licensing authority ANLA (Autoridad Nacional de Licensias Ambientales) show the Pereira-based company aims to build the facility in the municipality of Puerto Rico, about 600 km south of capital Bogotà¡.

According to a report published by Universidad de Los Andes, the project — dubbed Proyecto Hidroeléctrico La Paz — would have installed capacity of 648 MW and include a 950 ha spillway.

The proposed plant is among 13 Colombian energy initiatives for which developers have sought environmental licenses or permit alterations over the past month.

In other hydro news from the country, EPM launched a public offering of shares in its 19-MW Rio Aures hydroelectric unit in October 2019.

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