Alstom Grid was awarded a $23 million contract to supply the first 500 kV substation for Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB). The substation will be located at Gachanzipa, 30 km north from Bogota, capital city of Colombia. It will connect the Hydro Sogamoso power plant to Bogota, improving and increasing the reliability of the city's energy system. The project is due to be completed by mid-2017. Alstom will deliver the 500-kV turnkey substation, inclusive of design, civil works construction, erection and commissioning. Part of the solution offered is Alstom's air-insulated switchgear comprising live tank circuit breakers, disconnectors and instrument transformers.