Empresa Energía de Bogotá wins bid for Energy transmission project in the coffee region
Bogotá, Colombia, 14 February 2012
- The Energy Mining Planning Unit –UPME, awarded Empresa Energía Bogotá –EEB- the transmission works of the Armenia substation at 230kV and related transmission lines in an invitation to bid UPME-02-2009, which are contemplated in its Expansion Plan.
- The expansion project of the energy transmission network to be built in the coffee growing region, consists of design, acquisition of supplies, construction, operation and maintenance of works.
The award is a new demonstration of strength, growth and generation of results that have characterized Grupo Energía de Bogotá, which last week inaugurated Pisco, in Peru, the natural gas household service through Contugas.
DFrom 2005 to date, it is the sixth time that EEB is awarded UPME bids. The companies ISA, EPM, el Consorcio de Transmisión del Quindío and EEB also submitted proposals in this occasion.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to a market enjoying one of the largest demand in the country and greatest in size, in addition it has control of the largest natural gas carrier in the country, TGI S.A. In Perú, it company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, while CALIDDA is in charge of distributing natural gas in Lima and Callao. In that same country, ISA, participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in the country. In 2010, it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- that will build the most important energy infrastructure project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of 2013. In addition, it holds a portfolio of significant investments in large companies in the energy sector, amongst which the following stand out CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and in a lesser scale ISA and ISAGEN.