Cemex Colombia to use 25% solar power at Caracolita cement plant

Cemex Colombia to use 25% solar power at Caracolita cement plant

Cemex Colombia plans to source 42,900MWh/yr of renewable electricity for its Caracolita cement plant in Colima from Celsia’s upcoming 20MW solar power plant in Ibague. Upon the solar plant’s commissioning in 2025, this initiative will account for 25% of the cement plant’s electricity needs.

Alejandro Ramirez, president of Cemex Colombia and Peru, said “Supplying our main cement plant in Colombia with solar energy will be a decisive step in our strategy to take advantage of renewable sources for cement production in Colombia.”

Ricardo Sierra, CEO of Celsia, said “The company has 17 operational solar power plants totalling more than 300MW of installed capacity in Colombia.” He added “Celsia’s target is to reach 1GW of photovoltaic projects under construction and development, some of which will deliver power to the grid, and others will benefit various industrial companies.”