Empresa de Energía de Bogotá – EEB in awarded UPME bid to develop an important electric expansion project in the country’s central area
16 April 2013
Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. E.S.P - EEB, was awarded the UPME-03-2010 invitation to bid for an electric interconnection project, which is part of the National Transmission System – (STN –for its Spanish acronym) that will reinforce electric power services in the country’s central region, Llanos Orientales and the city of Bogota.
The award granted by the Energetic Mining Planning Unit – UPME (for its Spanish acronym) comprises the design, procurement of supplies, construction, operation and maintenance of the 230 kV Chivor II and North substations and the double circuit line of over 160 km., moving from the east of the country and connecting to these substations in the western region of the city of Bogota. The project will have presence in the departments of Boyaca and Cundinamarca.
Two offers were submitted in this process, one from EEB and the other from ISA, EEB being the final awardee. This new award is in addition to the projects awarded in 2012: Armenia, Alférez and Tesalia, with which EEB is established as the main executor of the power transmission system expansion projects, thus ensuring its leadership in Colombia and Latin-America, while contributing to the development of the country and its capital city.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is the leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transport electricity to a market enjoying one of the most significant demands in the country and greatest in size, in addition to controlling the major natural gas transporter in Colombia, TGI S.A. In Perú, its company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, while CÁLIDDA is in charge of the distribution of natural gas in Lima and Callao. In that same country, together with ISA, it holds interests in REP S.A. and in TRANSMANTARO S.A. operating 63% of the country’s power transmission system. In 2010, it established TRECSA - Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica S.A.- that will build the most significant infrastructure project in Guatemala and will render electric power transmission services as of 2013. Furthermore, it has a portfolio of investments in major electric power sector companies, 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 to a lesser extent ISA and ISAGEN.
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