Colombia will draw up a plan to cut red-tape and ease logistical bottlenecks to help investors build 2.2GW of new renewable energy capacity including wind farms in distant, underdeveloped regions of the nation.

“What we want is to be a support to private companies so that we can overcome the bottlenecks that appear, because we have several logistical challenges. We we will take the necessary measures and fulfill our obligations,” said energy minister Maria Fernanda Suárez after awarding contracts in the nation's first renewable energy tender.