Cálidda, a company of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, celebrates 12 years of being the first company in carrying natural gas to Peru
28 November 2016
- Over the last years, Cálidda has made an investment of US$497 million in Peru.
- For 2021, Cálidda expects to count with 1.038.042 connections and benefit over 5 million people in Lima and El Callao.
- The use of natural gas has allowed for achieving a reduction of 90-97% in the generation of carbon monoxide as compared to other fuels.
Bogotá, November 28, 2016. Cálidda, a company of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, celebrated its 12th anniversary working for the benefit of over 2 million people in the department of Lima and the province of El Callao, Peru, thanks to the distribution of natural gas.
The celebration of this anniversary took place in the residence of the Embassy of Colombia in Peru, where Madam Ambassador María Elvira Pombo Holguín highlighted the important links existing between Colombia and Peru; and the role performed by Grupo Energía de Bogotá as a leading company in Latin America.
On his side, the General Manager of Cálidda, Jorge Olazabal, stated that using natural gas, is cheaper than other fuels, and that in Peru natural gas has allowed for savings in the amount of US$22 billion in the period 2007-2015; which has helped the country to invest 1.58% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in other segments, thanks to the savings generated by the used of natural gas.
Nowadays, Cálidda offers a low-emission, cheap, practical and safe fuel both for domestic and commercial and industrial users in 19 districts of Lima. The districts that currently enjoy this service are: San Juan de Lurigancho, El Agustino, San Juan de Miraflores, Villa María del Triunfo, Los Olivos, San Martin de Porres, Comas, Puente Piedra, Villa el Salvador, Santa Anita, Cercado de Lima, San Miguel, Surco, Jesús María, Magdalena, Pueblo Libre, El Callao, Independencia and Ate.
Regarding Natural Gas Vehicle, over 219.600 private cars in Lima has been converted and 236 NGV stations are providing refueling services throughout the country. In addition, when used in public transportation, natural gas allows for a reduction of 90-97% in the generation of carbon monoxide as compared to other fuels. To this date, 50% of the country's electric energy uses natural gas as power generation source.
For 2021, Cálidda expects to reach a total of 1.038.042 connections in the region and expects to benefit over 5 million people, which amounts to almost half the expected population of Lima and El Callao in 2021.
About Grupo Energía Bogotá
“Grupo Energía de Bogotá” is one of the leading business groups in the region’s low-emission energy chain. As a Corporate Group, it creates value to its shareholders and interest groups through the sustainable and cost-effective management of business activities throughout the energy chain, both in the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of energy and in the transportation and distribution of natural gas.
The Group contributes to the development of the countries where the group operates, while leading projects that impact on the productivity, competitiveness, well-being and quality of life of users.
Cálidda is a Peruvian company, subsidiary of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, holder of a 33-year concession to design, build and operate the natural gas distribution system in the department of Lima and the Constitutional Province of El Callao in Peru. Cálidda is a pioneering company in the provision of this public service in Peru, thus, contributing to improving the living standards of the population, while preserving the environment.
Luis Miguel Gómez Henao
External Communications Consultant