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November 29, 2021

Sogamoso, Colombia

By Carmen

Sogamoso is an 820MW hydro power project. It is located on Sogamoso river/basin in Santander, Colombia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 820 820 Active Santander, Colombia Isagen

Description

The project is developed and owned by Isagen.

Sogamoso is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4,800 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 145.53m. The project generated 5,056 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $2,050m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

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Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 273MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba International supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 324 MVA.

About Isagen

Isagen SA ESP (Isagen) a subsidiary of BRE Colombia Hydro Investments Limited, is an electricity utility that generates and markets electricity. It also supplies natural gas; and sells coal, steam, and other energy sources. The company produces electricity from hydro and natural gas sources. Isagen offers a wide range of energy related services such as operations and maintenance, energy management, expansion, energy efficiency, and production knowledge fields. Through bilateral agreements or private auctions, it sells natural gas to industrial and wholesale clients. The company has regional offices in Bogota, Cali, and Barranquilla. Isagen is headquartered in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.

Methodology

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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