Press release

Helios I: New photovoltaic park in Colombia registered under the Global Carbon Council standard

With the support of ALLCOT, Empresa de Energía de Boyacá (EBSA) has successfully registered under the Global Carbon Council standard the HELIOS I PHOTOVOLTAIC PARK project, located in San Luis de Ocoa, Meta, Colombia. This milestone marks the first project registered under the GCC standard in Colombia and the second in South America.

The main objective of the Helios I project is to produce electricity from Non-Conventional Renewable Energy (NCRE) sources using photovoltaic panels. It is estimated that Helios I will generate 14,348 MWh of electricity annually, reducing 143,480 tons of CO2 during the project’s 10-year crediting period.

This ambitious project, located in San Luis de Ocoa, contemplates the construction and operation of a solar park divided into two sections: one of 9.9 MW and the other of 6.6 MW. It also includes power transmission lines of 0.45 km and 1.7 km, respectively. With a total area of 15.07 hectares, the park aims to offer a combined capacity of 16.1 MW.

The importance of this project, according to Alexis Leroy, CEO of ALLCOT, is that “in addition to strengthening Colombia’s energy security, it helps to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals that the country has set to contribute to curbing global warming”.

Helios I also brings significant benefits to the local community. The project creates new employment opportunities, both during construction and operation, boosting the local economy. It also contributes to the development of regional infrastructure and improves the overall electricity generation capacity in the area.Helios I paves the way for a cleaner, brighter future powered by renewable energy in Colombia.

The Helios I project meets all environmental and regulatory standards in Colombia and also complies with the guidelines of CORSIA – Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, which allows the carbon credits produced by the project to be traded in that market, one of the strictest in the world.