AES Gener has acquired a portfolio of five wind assets in Colombia totaling 648 MW from local developer Jemeiwaa Ka’l, becoming the largest wind developer in the country.

The five projects, all located in Uribia in the northwestern corner of the department of La Guajira, are the 195 MW Carrizal project, the 180 MW Casa Electrica project, the 99 MW Irraipa project, the 99 MW Jotomana project and the 75 MW Apotolorru project.

The acquisition was announced on Feb. 28 as part of AES Gener's annual earnings report.

The assets have a net capacity factor of 54% and have secured transmission capacity of 549 MW, representing about 85% of their combined nameplate capacity.

The original developer of the projects, Jemeiwaa Ka’l, was formed in 2010 with European capital.

AES Gener, which is controlled by U.S. firm AES Corp., also announced a portfolio of three wind farms in Southern Chile's Biobio region, on which construction is expected to commence this year.

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