EEB is awarded a new electric expansion project that will benefit the city of Cali.
Bogotá, Colombia, 28 February 2012
Bogotá, 28 February 2012. Empresa de Energía de Bogotá –EEB, was awarded the Invitation to bid UPME-01-2010 Alférez Substation 230 kV and related transmission lines, a project that is part of the expansion of the National Transmission System and that will reinforce the electricity service in the southwest of the country.
The decision made by the Energy Mining Planning Unit - UPME (for its Spanish acronym), implies the design, acquisition of supplies, civil works, mounting, tests, start up and maintenance of the Alferez substation and related transmission lines to connect the substation to the Yumbo-San Bernando line at 230 thousand Watts.
With this award and the Armenia Substation during the previous week, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá continued its growing process supported by the Board of Directors and its shareholders. Likewise, it strengthens its presence in the country's energy sector while at the same time it makes progress in its task to generate development and well being for the Colombian people.
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.