Empresa de Energía de Bogotá awarded bid for a transmission project in the coffee region.
Bogotá, Colombia, 15 February 2012
The Energy Mining Planning Unit –UPME (for its Spanish acronym), awarded EEB the transmission works of the Armenia substation at 230kV and the related transmission lines established in UPME-02-2009 invitation to bid and that are part of the Expansion Plan. the award is a new evidence of the strength, growth and results generation that characterize Grupo Energía de Bogotá, which last week inaugurated in Pisco, Peru the household natural gas service through Contugas.
The expansion project of the energy transmission network to be undertaken in the coffee growing region, consists of the design, acquisition of supplies, construction, operation and maintenance of works.
From 2005 to date, it is the sixth time that EEB has been awarded UPME invitations to bid. The companies ISA, EPM, Consorcio de Transmisión del Quindío and EEB submitted offers in this case.
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.