Bolivia’s electricity reserves are set to grow from the current 300 MW to 500 MW this year.

Eduardo Paz, president of state-owned electric company ENDE-Corporación, said the increase will be possible thanks to the Warnes thermoelectric project, according to a report by local newspaper La Razón.

At the present moment, the installed power generation capacity in the National Interconnected System (SIN) is 1600 MW. The maximum registered demand has been 1298 MW.

The Warnes project will produce 200 MW, which will make it possible for SIN to store up to 1800 MW.

Bolivia’s government is making a big bid for energy exports to neighbouring countries.