March 3, 2022 12:40 pm

Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies: Upper Line Juana Azurduy has more than 97% of progress and it is expected for March its conclusion UCOM-MHE-04-16-02-2022.- The Vice Minister of Electricity and Alternative Energies, José María Romay, reported that the project of the electric transmission line “Juana Azurduy by Padilla 132 kilovolts (KV) Bolivia – Argentina “has […]

Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies: Upper Line Juana Azurduy has more than 97% of progress and it is expected for March its conclusion

UCOM-MHE-04-16-02-2022.- The Vice Minister of Electricity and Alternative Energies, José María Romay, reported that the project of the electric transmission line “Juana Azurduy by Padilla 132 kilovolts (KV) Bolivia – Argentina “has 97.5% physical advance and is expected to be concluded in the month of March.”This project will mark a historical landmark that will convert Bolivia into a country Exporter of electric power, “said authority.

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Romay indicated that the part of this project that is in Bolivian territory has already been concluded (works at 100%), and that on the Argentine side the works have 95% of progress, so it is estimated that in The course of the following weeks finalize the works.

“The project contemplates a line of 120.4 kilometers (km) that will join the Yaguacua substation (Bolivia) with the Tartagal Substation (Argentina).This important work will allow us as a country Export 120 megawatts (MW) of electric power to Argentina.This means that for the first time Bolivia will generate income from electricity marketing, “he said Deputy Minister.

On the other hand, the authority stated that the national government, through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and energies, projects the construction of interconnection lines with Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Chile.”Our country has an electricity demand that Round 1,600 MW and has a Ability to produce 3,589 MW.For this reason, our idea is to export the surplus of energy that We have and generate higher incomes that will allow to build more works for the Bolivian people “, He expressed him.

Finally, Romay said that, within the framework of the energy policy of the Government of Luis Arce, the country aims to incorporate sources of renewable energies for the purpose of moving the use of Fossil fuels in electrical generation.In this way, the country ratifies its commitment to help the care of the environment while continuing to have its purpose to become a Exporting country of that resource.