The Ituango Hydroelectric (Hidroituango), that was originally supposed to be ready in 2018, has a delivery date of 2024. However, the new date is also to be seen.
For this reason, Ministry of Mines explained what would be the key action to take to enhance other sources of energy. All this, to avoid energy rationing, which has been talked about within the public opinion, in recent days.
“If there are additional delays [en Hidroituango], here we do a review of the energy balance on a regular basis. We would not have problems in making a new auction of the charge for reliability, if we see that it is necessary to guarantee energy in the year 2024 “, explained the Minister of Mines, Diego Mesa, in dialogue with Blu Radio.
The auction would give rise to promote new electricity generation projects that would avoid a rationing. In addition, those auctions could lead to competitive schemes that manage to reduce rates for users, added that station.
The supposed new date of start of operations in Hidroituango is June 2024, but several of the 26 companies and individuals considered responsible Of the delays in the ruling of 4.3 trillion pesos, issued by the Comptroller’s Office, they have manifested having economic problems supposedly aggravated by the pandemic.
According Snail NewsThese are mainly the Camargo Correa, Coninsa and Conconcreto companies, some of which entered into a business reorganization, therefore EPM will now have to urgently seek who will take charge of that void, in the conditions and with the pressures that have been presented.
The director of the Chamber of Infrastructure of Antioquia, José Fernando Villegas, told that newscast that there are insurers responding for the amount of the judgment, but noted that companies have been hard hit by problems that were not necessarily theirs.