Celsia reinforces Cartagena power supply

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Colombia's Celsia has brought online a raft of transmission projects aimed at reinforcing electricity supply to the Caribbean coast, the company said on Wednesday.

Works included two new 110/66kV substations, upgrades of two existing substations and the installation of 110kV distribution lines in Bolívar department, according to a Celsia statement released Wednesday.

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Overall investment in the projects totaled 105bn pesos (US$35mn).

"This project ... will allow the north of the city of Cartagena and neighboring municipalities to increase power transformation capacity by 200MVA," the subsidiary of Grupo Argos said.

Celsia secured the projects in the fourth of seven public tenders under the government's Plan5Caribe program.