Colombia awards transmission concession

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Colombia awards transmission concession

The Colombia's Mining and Energy Planning Unit (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética –UPME) has awarded the 230 kV La Enea transmission project to Central Hidroelectrica de Caldas S.A. (Chec). 

Chec is based in Caldas, Colombia, and operates as a subsidiary of Medellin-based multi-utility EPM. The company distributes power to about 380,000 clients in more than 40 municipalities in Caldas and Risaralda departments. 

With a bid for an US$1.95 million expected annual income (EAI), the team beat out competition from the following teams:

  • TND S.A.A. (US$5.33 million EAI),
  • Interconexión Electrica S.A. (US$2.34 million EAI) and
  • Campos de la Enea consortium (US$8.33 million EAI).

The bidders submitted proposals in June 2016.

The project involves the design, build, operation and maintenance of a 230 kV line linking the substation "La Enea" to the 230 kV San Felipe – La Esmeralda transmission line.

In mid-June, we reported that UPME awarded to ISA the 230-kV San Antonio substation and associated transmission lines project. The transmission project involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of 230-kV San Antonio substation and associated transmission lines in the department of Boyacá, Colombia.

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