Business & Nature in harmony
Caruquia Hydroelectric & ALLCOT Group

ALLCOT & Caruquia Hydroelectric

Committed to an innovative, global sustainable partnership 

Business and Nature in Harmony

Offset Project

Caruquia 9.76 MW hydroelectric project


Environmental Benefits

The project will generate electricity for the Colombian power grid with low emissions technology. The power plant will have a total installed capacity of 9.76 MW, with a predicted power supply to the grid of 59.8 GWh per year.

Social Benefits

The emission offsets generated by the project provide an opportunity to demonstrably improve the quality of life for members of the local communities. This can be through the provision of education or health services, or economically through long-term employment.

Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability is a business approach that creates long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.

Our sustainability commitment

The Caruquia hydroelectric project is a small run-of-river renewable small hydroelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 9,76 MW, located at the left margin of the Guadalupe River... 

What do we mean by carbon footprint offsetting?

A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for, or to offset an emission made elsewhere...

Offset your daily carbon footprint

To reduce the impacts of emissions, we also offer our more environmentally conscious clients a further option of calculating and offsetting their emissions. Ask us

1. What is a carbon footprint?

The total amount of greenhouse gases (CO2, CO, SOx, NOx, etc.) produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, by which we cause an impact on the Earth's atmosphere.

When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2. All these emissions can be reduced and offset.

2. What do we mean by carbon footprint offsetting?

Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary monetary contribution  proportional to the tons of CO2 emitted in order to neutralize the emissions. Specifically, this is done through buying of carbon credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This financial contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries and they are to: Capture a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by developing a carbon sink project for reforestation or prevent the issuance of a number of tons of CO2 equivalent to the amount emitted by means of energy efficiency, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, waste management, avoided deforestation, intensive farming or processing of organic agriculture.

We cannot stop emitting GHI when we travel or during our daily activities, so the only way to say that we are "carbon neutral" is through offsetting.

3. How can I offset my carbon footprint?

The emissions offsetting project is Caruquia 9.76 MW hydroelectric project. The project activity contemplates the production of clean hydroelectric power using a flow of water. 

If you want to invest in it, you can contact Sebastián del Valle

“We are delighted to partner with Daniel Petrie, Helm Bank director, to develop The Caruquia hydroelectric project. We are very proud of this project, because it offers both environmental and economic benefits. We are helping to use renewable energy and we create employment opportunities”

Alexis Leroy, CEO of ALLCOT

“Helm's challenge is to continue its sustainable growth as an organization.  We want to help to improve the lives of society’s disadvantaged sectors, to support education and health. For that reason we have partnered with Allcot to develop The Caruquia hydroelectric project. It is a way of caring our environment and to help to get better working conditions and increases employment opportunities in the area where the project is located”. 

Daniel Petrie, Helm Bank Director and Investor of the project





Created in 2009, ALLCOT is a group of companies specializing in end to end sustainability solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. We develop, manage and trade in all sectors related with climate mitigation. Our innovative approach enables us to develop creative, long-term sustainability partnerships. Our clients come from a variety of commercial sectors and believe in engaging their stakeholders as a strategic business sustainability tool.

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