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ENDE updates on geothermal development in Bolivia at recently held GEOLAC event

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia (source: flickr/ rewbs.soal, creative commons)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 24 Jul 2018

During the recently concluded GEOLAC geothermal conference in Mexico, Patricia Claros, interim head of Bolivian power company ENDE, provided details on development efforts of the country on its pilot project in Laguna Colorada.

With a newly opened tender for a geothermal power plant and drilling services for the Laguna Colorada geothermal project in Bolivia, things clearly are heating up in the country.

During the recently concluded GEOLAC geothermal conference in Mexico, details were shared on development in the country by Patricia Claros (interim head of ENDE).

In its geothermal development efforts, Bolivia focuses on the Laguna Colorada geothermal project, located in the Department of Potosí, the Campo Sol de Mañana. It is located 300 km from the Salar de Uyuni and a geographic height of 4,900 meters above sea level.

  • Objective: to develop 100 MW and supply power to the SIN National Interconnected System.
  • Contribute to the generation of clean energy and the change of the Energy Matrix.
  • Provide electricity to the surrounding communities.
  • The site has 5 wells already drilled, 4 producers and 1 injection, all drilled between 1988 and 1992.
  • Current and Future Activities: drilling of 25 geothermal wells (2019-2022); construction of 2 units of 50 MW each (2021-2023).
  • ENDE is bidding for the drilling of new geothermal wells and a pilot power plant, as we reported. Information on the Ende website .

Source: PiensaGeotermia