Chinese deliver first Bolivia wind

The first wind farm in Bolivia is up and running after being built and equipped by Chinese companies.

The country’s president Evo Morales inaugurated the 3MW pilot plant in Cochabamba yesterday.

It uses a pair of 1.5MW Goldwind turbines and will be run by HydroChina, which provided EPC services at the project for the Bolivian government.

Morales said the event was “a historic day” for the South American nation and revealed plans to boost Bolivia’s wind capacity to 20MW by the end of next year.