The El Molino-San Matias hydroelectric projects considers the installation of two run-of-river renewable small hydroelectric plants with an effective power rating of 19.9 MW each. The project activity will be implemented in the riverbed of the San Matías River, in jurisdiction of the municipalities of Cocorná and Granada, Department of Antioquia.
The energy generated by the project feeds the National Interconnected System of Colombia. The project activity contemplates the production of clean energy for the Colombian power grid with low emissions technology using a flow of water. The first power plant (called El Molino) collects the waters of the San Matías River at 1,260 meters above sea level. Using the waters from El Molino loading tank, the second power plant (called San Matías) collects the discharged waters at an altitude of 1,016.8 meters above the sea level.
Each power plant will have an effective power generation capacity of 19.9 MW with a predicted combined power supply to the grid of about 246.3 GWh (for both power plants), thereby increasing the supply of non-GHG producing electricity to the grid and offsetting thermal generation and consequently mitigating future GHG. The entire project reduces approximately 90,393 tCO2e per year and 903,930 tCO2e for the entire crediting period (10 years).
PCHS Los Molinos S.A.S E.S.P. a public services company created in 2012 with the purpose of assuming the electric energy generation, transmission and marketing functions, is responsible for the project; meanwhile HMV Ingenieros Ltda has been in charge of the design and construction of the power plants.
This project advances the following United Nations Sustainability Development Goals:
Standard of issuance:
ACM0002 ver 18.1
Amount of reduction:
Validation / Verification
Hydro. VCS. Pre-Registration and Post-Registration