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.
Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seven senior executives from the government of Haiti and Electricité d’Haïti participated in an executive exchange with their counterparts from Colombia’s energy sector to review best practices in electricity sector reform and governance. The exchange, conducted by the U.S.