Colombian authorities have been pushing for the construction of new hydroelectric and thermoelectric plants to cope with a potential energy crisis in the South American country.

El Tiempo newspaper reports that some of these plants are already in operation, such as Amaime Hydroelectric plant, which has a capacity of 20 MW, or Flores thermoelectric plant, which has a combined cycle of Flores II and III units and total capacity of 610 MW.

There are plans for further plants that could bring an extra capacity of over 100 MW to the country, it has been reported.

“This new infrastructure will not only help us cope with energy needs but it will allow us to export some of it too,” said Oscar Ivan Zuluaga Serna, manager of Epsa.

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