The Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) awarded the project for the new substation in the Colombian Pacific region.
The UPME awarded Celsia Colombia the project ‘new electrical substation Pacific 230 kV’ and associated transmission lines, located in Buenaventura, Valora Analitik reported.
The project represents investments of US$55M and will include a 230 kilovolt double circuit transmission line with an approximate length of 74 km. This transmission line will connect the new substation with the San Marcos substation in the municipality of Yumbo.
Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. and Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) also participated in the public hearing held virtually through UPME’s call.
The new Pacific 230 kV substation and associated transmission lines are part of the works defined in the Electric Transmission Expansion Plan that UPME formulated for the period 2017 – 2031.
This project becomes the second electricity supply route for Buenaventura, which will allow better service conditions for its inhabitants and development possibilities for this important port.