Bogota, March 25, 2019.
(MIR/DANIEL GALLAGHER) Mirabitos natural gas is a mixture of methane and hydrogen sulfide which is used as a fuel in gas turbine engines, and is also used in diesel engines.
The ban is part of a new gas-fired power plant regulation, which was introduced by the government in April 2018, and will apply from January 1, 2019, until the end of the year.
“The gas plant is to be built by the end or early 2020 and we will also build a gas turbine power plant,” said Gasem Mora, director of Bogota Gas.
The Mirabita gas plant will be the first gas-fuelled power plant in Bogota.
Gasem says the project will help Bogota get energy from renewable sources, like wind and solar, while reducing pollution from the use of the country’s largest gas reserves.
According to the National Energy Administration (NEA), the Mirabeau gas plant in central Colombia produced 13.6 million tonnes of natural gas in the first six months of 2020, or 14 percent of the total gas production.
The country is currently the world’s third largest producer of natural gases.
Bogota’s Mirabitta power plant is one of the largest gas-burning plants in the world.
The plant was approved by the NEA in 2015 and is currently undergoing design and construction.
The gas plant has already generated enough electricity for more than 15,000 households and is expected to provide nearly 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of power by 2020.
Mirabittas power plant, located at Mirabeaux, is the second largest gas plant.
The project will be built to replace Mirabeua, which produces about 14.6 m3 of natural hydrocarbons per year.
Bogotas gas-powered power plant will supply electricity to the capital, Medellin, and the state of Colima.
Mirabeaus first gas plant, Mirabattos gas plant was built in 2013.
Bogutas government has recently introduced a ban on the use and import of natural and man-made gas in domestic and foreign countries, in an effort to combat climate change.