Inauguration of El Dorado wind farm in Bolivia
On 4 November, the President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, and the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Franklin Molina, inaugurated El Dorado wind farm located in Cabezas, in the department of Santa Cruz, with a capacity of 54 MW, thus finalising the project that began with the wind measures campaign that Barlovento launched in 2012.
El Dorado, together with Warnes and San Julian wind farms, form Santa Cruz wind mega-project, which was built as part of Bolivia's energy plan to transform its energy matrix by promoting renewable energies and reducing the use of gas and diesel, thus mitigating environmental impact and climate change.
El Dorado consists of 15 Vestas V136 wind turbines, 120 metres high, with a capacity of 3.6 MW of power, installed on 63 hectares of land, and has a substation and a transmission line interconnected to the SIN (National Interconnected System).
Barlovento has been working in Bolivia for more than 15 years and has its own office to develop our work more efficiently and closer to our clients.