Colombia’s Epsa to invest $100m in energy projects during 2014

Empresa de Energia del Pacifico (Epsa), a Colombian power utility controlled by Celsia, has announced it will invest $100m in power plants and distribution networks this year.

According to Seenews, Epsa’s plans include completing the Bajo Tulua and Cucuana hydro projects, as well as upgrade its existing Prado and Salvajina hydroelectric assets.

Epsa also plans to build the Alferez I power link in Cali city, as well as expand the Cartago substation and install a second 115 kV cable between Juanchito and Candelaria.

The utility also indicated it would build a second power link to Buenaventura port, with La Republica also reporting it would construct the Bahia substation in the town of Buenaventura.

Epsa’s current installed capacity is 959.5 MW. It also owns 274 km of 220 kV lines and 19,300 km of distribution lines, reports Seenews.

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