Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
In the first years of the 21st century, the renewable energies have gained favour to the extent that legal dispositions have been passed in support of their promotion. Although knowledge and understanding of the Colombian geothermal resource is still at an early stage, the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mines (INGEOMINAS) is carrying out inventories of the hot springs in the areas of Cerro Bravo - Cerro Machín Volcanic Complex and Cundinamarca department and also the initial stage of exploration in the areas of the Azufral volcano and Paípa.
Currently, the small use of geothermal heat is confined to bathing and swimming (including balneology).