La Guajira is a 75.6MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Zulia, Venezuela. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in April 2013. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by Corporacion Electrica Nacional and IMPSA. The project is currently owned by Corporacion Electrica Nacional with a stake of 100%.

The project is expected to generate 176,000MWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 170,000 households. The project is expected to offset 142,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $200m.

The La Guajira (La Guajira Phase I), will have 72.5m high towers.

The La Guajira (La Guajira Phase II), will have 72.5m high towers.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in April 2013.

Contractors involved

IMPSA is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

IMPSA will be the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 36 units of IWP 83 turbines, each with 2.1MW nameplate capacity.

IMPSA is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the wind power project for a period of 2 years.

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About Corporacion Electrica Nacional

Corporacion Electrica Nacional SA is a fully integrated state-owned power company that is regulated by the Ministry of Electric Power. The company is headquartered in Venezuela.


IMPSA SA (IMPSA) is a renewable energy services company. It provides comprehensive integrated solutions for power generation from renewable resources, equipment for process industry and environmental services. The company designs, manufactures, and sells turbines and other power related equipment. IMPSA provides port cranes and equipment services for hydro and wind power generation projects, oil, gas and nuclear industries; and technological services. It implements projects in automation and control systems, renewable energies, oil and gas works, telemetric systems, communications systems, and EPC works in wind farms and solar parks. The company has operations across the world. IMPSA is headquartered in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina.


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