Press Release N° 3
Bogotá, Colombia, 29 August 2012
Empresa de Energía de Bogotá informs that the statements made by El Tiempo newspaper today, in its section Bogota, are not true, as regards the origin of the event that took place on August 25 where the Tunal – Circo, Tunal – San Mateo transmission line was affected, where it quotes: "However, a source related to the case explained that this incident could be related to the collection of an insurance policy."
We, emphatically deny such reckless and biased statement, and reiterate that only the authorities are called to establish and inform, through pertinent channels, the results of the investigation, provided that EEB, as a public utility company, proceeded immediately and complied with all protocols put in place for cases such as this one.
Also, as it is legally established in this type of felonies, EEB has made a formal complaint as a victim, so that all invetigations are duly carried out and the perpetrators identified.
It seems absurd and irresponsible only to suggest that this event relates in any way with the purpose of "collecting an insurance policy", EEB is duly insured as regards its electricity transmission infrastructure. Which means that what the Communication Media suggested is that the beneficiary of the policy is the Company itself, which we consider a false accusation and affect the reputation of Empresa de Energía de Bogotá and the responsible manner in which we carry out our operation and activities, both in the country and internationally.
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.