EEB confirms that a transmission tower in the central region of Colombia was brought down
12 June 2015
- Electric power service is being rendered to Bogota and the Departments of Cundinamarca and Meta
- To date, there have been three towers affected
Bogotá, D.C., 12 June 2015. Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. ESP (EEB) informs that today Friday at 4:41 a.m., energy tower No. 26, which is part of the Guavio-La Reforma / Guavio-Tunal circuit, in the township of San Antonio, rural area of the municipality of Medina, Cundinamarca was brought down. Likewise, tower No. 27 of that same circuit was also affected.
Last Wednesday 10th June, energy tower No. 104, which is part of the Guavio-La Reforma / Guavio-Tunal circuit, in the township of Arenales, rural area of the municipality of Medina, Cundinamarca was brought down. On Thursday 11 June, at 5:30 p.m., that same tower was repaired.
In despite of such attacks, electric power service has not been affected yet in the city of Bogota or in the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta. EEB is working hard to avoid restrictions to the power service.
EBB has specialized technical resources in place to access the area where the tower was brought down, provided authorities are able to guarantee security of its personnel. The company expects to begin repairs on the affected infrastructure, as soon as possible.
The company cautioned that in the event this situation were to continue, the supply of electric power service in the central region of the country could be put at risk and it could cause power generation restrictions that may lead to over costs in the operation of the system.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energia de Bogota is the leading corporation in the Colombian power sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to the most significant markets in terms of demand and size in the country and participates in the distribution of electricity. It controls nine affiliate companies and directly performs the activity of electricity transportation in Colombia, in a market with the highest demand in the country. In the electricity chain in Colombia, it participates in the distribution of electricity via Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca – EEC. In addition, it controls the largest natural gas carrier in Colombia, TGI S.A with a stake of 47.6% within the market, including an extension of 2957 Kms in gas pipelines services highly populated areas in Colombia such as Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga de Coffee Region and Llanos Foothills. In Peru, its company CONTUGAS has a 30-year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, likewise with its company CALIDDA distributes natural gas in the regions of Lima and Callao. In that same country, together with ISA, it holds stocks in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in Peru. In 2010, it established TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- in charge of building the most important infrastructure Project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of 2014. Furthermore, GEB holds an investment portfolio in important companies in the electric power sector, in which the following stand out, CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., PROMIGAS S.A. and Electrificadora del Meta - EMSA and to a lesser extent ISA and ISAGEN. As of 2013, the Group renders advisory and engineering services in Guatemala and Peru through its affiliate EEB Ingeniería y Servicios. Also, in 2014 it created the company Empresa de Movilidad de Bogotá SAS E.S.P., affiliate company dedicated exclusively to developing electric power mobility projects.
Jorge Armando Riaño Delgado
External Communications Adviser EEB
Tel. 3268000 ext. 169