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The first Hidroituango turbine could come into operation on November 15

The first Hidroituango turbine could come into operation on November 15

If there is no additional testing as part of the evaluation, the first Hidroituango turbine could come into operation on November 15Mayor Daniel Quintero ratified on several occasions that progress is being made in starting up the energy megaproject before the end of the year.

On Friday morning, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, had a private visit to the mega-work where the National Risk Management Unit and the counterpart institution in Antioquia, the Dagran, toured the works with a view to the entry into operation of the project.

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In the commission that visited the works, there was also the National Authority for Environmental Licenses (ANLA)whose task is to verify the conditions of the project.

With the initiative to be able to start on the aforementioned date, the Mayor affirmed that the additional tests that EPM recommends will be taken into account, on the other hand, the governor of Antioquia Anibal Gaviria Correaassured that The most important thing is that the hydroelectric plant starts its operation safely.

“It should be sought that the hydroelectric plant begins to function before November 30, but the fundamental criterion does not have to be thatthe fundamental criterion has to be that when it is put into operation, it is completely sure that there will be no setbacks, neither for the plant itself nor for those who work there, nor for the downstream communities”, assured the Governor.

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It should be remembered that this week EPM’s Vice President of Power Generation Projects, William Giraldo Jiménez, confirmed that Everything indicates that the project could start its operation before November 30, so as not to be fined by the Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission (Creg), but the mayor Daniel Quintero himself affirmed recently that if the postponement were by decision of the National Risk Management Unit, this reprimand would not be given.

“We are within the times, I do want to tell you that it is before November 30, but it is even possible that the National Risk Management Unit will request additional tests and if it requests additional tests, that would go beyond November 30. of November. If that request is made by the National Risk Management Unit, there would be no fine, so there is no concern either.we are not worried about the issue of the fine,” the mayor said a week ago.

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