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November 29, 2021

Butantan Hydro Power Plant, Colombia

By Carmen

Butantan Hydro Power Plant is a 460MW hydro power project. It is planned in Caldas, Colombia. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 460 460 Announced Caldas, Colombia Gestion Energetica SAESP


The project is being developed and currently owned by Gestion Energetica SAESP.

Butantan Hydro Power Plant is a reservoir based project. The project cost is expected to be around $1,120.726m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About Gestion Energetica SAESP

Gestion Energetica SAESP (GENSA) is a electric utility. The company is engaged in the generation, distribution and commercialization of electricity through coal-fired power plant Termopaipa in Boyaca, Colombia. It constructs energy distribution networks, substations, electrical interconnection lines and photovoltaic systems. The company transmits and supplies electricity in Colombian non-interconnected zones including Mitu, Bahia Solano, Cupica, Inrida and Guapi. GENSA’s project portfolio includes Inirida solar farm, PCH Rio Hondo, PCH’s La Rica, The Palm and others. The company serves individual users, schools and health centers. GENSA is headquartered in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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