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February 2012


EEB awarded electric expansion project

Bogotá, Colombia, 28 February 2012

  • Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB) was awarded the invitation to bid from UPME-01-2010 Alférez Substation  230 kV and related transmission lines
  • This project is part of the expansion of the National Transmission System that will reinforce electricity services in the south west of the country.

The decision made by the Energy Mining Planning Unit (UPME) implies the design, acquisition of suppliers, civil works, mounting, tests, start-up and maintenance of the Alferez Substation and its related transmission lines to connect the substation to the Yumbo-San Bernardino line at 230.000 watts.

With this award, and the award of the Armenia Substation last week, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá continues its growth process supported by the Board and shareholders. Likewise, it strengthens its presence in the country's power sector and makes steady progress in its task of generating development and well being to Colombians.

About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector.  Through EEB it transports electricity to the largest and most significant markets in the country, in addition to exercising control over the largest natural gas transporter in Colombia, TGI S.A.  In Perú, its company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession to transport and distribute natural gas in the Ica Department, while  Calidda distributes natural gas in Lima and Callao.  In the same country, together with ISA, it participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A. that operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in that country. In 2010 it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- , a company which will build the largest and most important infrastructure power project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of q 2013.  Furthermore, it has a portfolio of investments in significant companies in the power sectos, amongst which one may highlight CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., la Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and la Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and to a lesser extent ISA and ISAGEN.