Ministry of Mines and Energy. Cartagena, Bolivar. September 28th, 2018. The Minister of Mines and Energy, Maria Fernanda Suarez, inaugurated on Friday the second Bolivar-Cartagena transmission line, which shall benefit more than 2 million people within this department.
This project, awarded to the Grupo Energia Bogota by the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UMPE) in May 2014, as part of the Plan5Caribe investments, contributes to improving the conditions of service provision, by duplicating the amount of energy that reaches Cartagena.
This project passes through the urban and rural areas of Cartagena, Turbaco and Santa Rosa de Lima, consisting of the construction of a second 220 kV transmission line, from the Bolivar substation to the Cartagena substation, including the installation of a line module at each substation. The Bolivar-Cartagena line has a length of 20 km, four kilometers of which are underground.
"This is a sign of how the mining and energy sector can move the country and contribute to transforming the lives of Colombians. Each investment made by the mining and energy sector represents benefits for communities," said Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez.
Likewise, she expressed that "with the construction of this new transmission line, a greater reliability of electricity provision shall be guaranteed. That is to say, users will enjoy the tranquility of counting on a continuous service with better quality."
At the same time, Astrid Alvarez, President of Grupo Energia Bogota, pointed out: "This project increases the transportation capacity for the Caribbean region, particularly for the Department of Bolivar, by improving reliability and reducing the risk of supply shortages, which enables the provision of a service that facilitates the economic growth of this region."
In this manner, the expansion of electricity transmission networks for the Colombian Caribbean Coast has been secured, thus complying with the commitments of the Plan 5 Caribe, which seeks to guarantee access to a more reliable and safe electrical network.