Colombian EPSA to make $110m investment this year

Colombian power utility Empresa de Energia del Pacifico SA (EPSA) is to invest approximately $110m this year, according to its CEO, Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.

In an interview with La Republica, Zuluaga confirmed the majority of the investment will be focused on completing current hydroelectric projects.

The company is working on three new hydroelectric plants: Alto Tulua, Bajo Tulua and a plant in the Tolima department.

Alto Tulua, with an installed capacity of 20 MW, is currently being tested and will start supplying electricity in the coming months, while Bajo Tulua will commercial operation in the second half of 2012.

EPSA is also building a power line in the Valle del Cauca department to ensure a power supply to the port of Buenaventura.

The power utility will also soon start the construction of a power substation for the city of Cali, located in Valle del Cauca.

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