For Celsia 2019 was a year of great expansion in Celsia’s Transmission and Distribution Business. At the times agreed upon, we concluded the seven tenders of Plan5Caribe to strengthen the electric system on the north coast of Colombia and we grew with the acquisition of the Enertolima distribution assets. Our purpose is to continue growing and to do our best to achieve operational excellence and, thus, provide quality service to our end clients, wherever we are network operators.
During 2019, we continued to expand our Transmission and Distribution infrastructure with the acquisition of Enertolima‘s assets, with a distribution network of 19,506 km; thus, we increased the business coverage and reached more than one million users served with the energy service. This guarantees the increase of commercialized energy by around 994 GW per year, which supports the equity strengthening necessary to maintain a sustainable and competitive capital structure.
of distribution network (21,874 km more than in 2018).
distribution substations (76 more than in 2018).
of total length of the transmission network (≥ 220 kV).
transmission substations (one less than in 2018 due to the sale of the Zona Franca).
more income compared to 2018, thanks to investments in infrastructure and the new form of remunerating assets in Colombia.
invested allowed us to maintain quality indicators and losses at optimal levels.
We surpassed the goal proposed by the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG, in Spanish) by
as well as it approving the Loss-Reduction Plan for the next 10 years.
CREG approved the Quality plan for the next 10 years. WE set ourselves the objective of improving the quality indicator by
The investments made in infrastructure and the new way of remunerating assets by the regulator in Colombia allowed us a growth of 24% compared to the income from the previous year.
We made investments of more than COP 420 billion, which allowed us to maintain the indicators of quality and losses at optimal rates.
The Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG, in Spanish) approved the Loss Reduction Plan for the next 10 years and for the first year of application (2019), when we fulfilled the goal proposed by the regulator: we exceeded it by 0.34%.
The CREG approved the Quality Plan for the next 10 years, where we established the objective of improving the Quality Indicator by 8% per year.
Seeking that end clients obtain a benefit in reducing the payment of their bills, we made progress in modernizing our smart-grid infrastructure leveraged in the use of smart networks, with a 26.03% coverage at the end of the year. In addition, we carried out paid disconnection and efficient energy-consumption programs.
pilot test carried out for the efficient consumption product.
less CO2 during the year.
on average less in monthly energy consumption for clients.
Total Losses in Colombia
The Total-Loss Indicator (TLI) was established by the regulation that measures the level of integrated losses from the 115 kV level, and is the one registered with CREG, the regulatory entity in Colombia. This indicator only has information as of 2019, according to the stated regulation.
At Celsia Colombia, compliance with this indicator is the result of the effective execution of the Loss plan, with an in-field effectiveness of 60%.
The indicator was above the target, mainly due to an energy adjustment between the agents (Celsia Colombia y Cetsa), which declared an energy as an exit from Celsia Colombia and that same energy as an input to Cetsa, which negatively affected the Loss Indicator.
The Celsia Tolima TLI was below the target, primarily due to the execution of the action plans carried out by the Operation and Execution teams, such as the normalization and installation of new macro-measurements, normalization of clients without measurement and review of readings on site. The effectiveness of the field activities was 65%.
Asset Reliability Availability in the National and Regional Transmission System
We focused our efforts on the improvement and performance of our assets, in order to strengthen the network and make it more flexible, so that clients have a continuous, reliable energy service.
At Cetsa, we only have Level 1, 2 and 3 networks of the Local Distribution System (LDS); therefore, NTS/RTS do not apply.
Our Service Quality Indicators
With the SAIDI Indicator, we measure the duration of interruptions in service; with the SAIFI Indicator, their frequency. These are perceived by our clients and are closely related, since the performance of our assets continually improves in the environment where they are located. In addition, we have the collaboration of our allies: with them, we have complete logistics that allow us to carry out maintenance required to attend the events presented on the network in the shortest time possible.
Regarding the Local Distribution System (LDS) quality indicators of Celsia Colombia, the improvement in the results is based on:
- Reduction of failures in substations.
- Autonomous maintenance plans in circuits with a good number of clients.
- Increase in the application of reclosures.
- Protection coordination review at all levels.
- Installation of 174 reclosers that make the network more flexible.
- Income from projects that improved user reliability. Among the largest projects are:
- The new Carmelo substation.
- The new Guabinas 34.5 kV substation.
- The expansion of the Calima 115 kV substation.
- The 34.5-kV ring reinforcement in the Algeria, Albán and Ansermanuevo substations.
- The new 16 Pailón 13.2-kV circuit.
- The new transformation of the Cerrito 115/13.2-kV substation.
The indicators for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 correspond to events > 1 minute. For 2019, correspond to events > 3 minutes for the new CREG 015 2018 Quality Scheme.
Regarding the Local Distribution System (LDS) quality indicators in Tolima, the results are influenced by the high impact of winter seasons in the zone and by the increase in failures in the substations.
In the improvement of the Tolima networks, the following stand out:
- Installation of 150 reclosers that make the network more flexible.
- Income from projects that improve user reliability, such as:
- A third 115/34.5-kV transformer from the Lanceros substation.
- A new 115/34.5-kV 20 MVA transformer in the Natagaima substation.
- A new Arboleda 34.5-kV substation.
- A 115/34.5-kV 20-MVA transformer at the Tuluní substation.
- Remodeling of the 34.5-kV Lanceros to Melgar 1 circuit.
- Remodeling of the 13.2-kV output circuits at the San Jorge substation.
- A second Lanceros-Melgar 34.5-kV circuit.
Invest more than COP 600 billion in projects that allow improving service quality indices, expanding coverage and reducing the level of energy losses, in order to exceed regulatory targets.
Put Tolú Viejo (230 kV) into commercial operation.
Participate in summons that produce opportunities to generate additional income.
Implement the Strategic Asset Management Plan (PEGA, in Spanish).
Continue with the implementation phase of the Asset Management System (AMS), under the ISO 55001 Standard.
Increase demand-management products to achieve income of COP 1.716 billion.
Make investments of more than COP 590 billion in projects that allow improving service quality indices, expanding coverage and reducing the level of energy losses, in order to exceed regulatory targets.
Consolidate new business models for remote-control and demand management that increase revenues.
Provide new technological capabilities to the Asset-Management Business through the entry into operation of modernization projects.
Continue to grow our demand-management revenues by COP 3.457 billion and develop new businesses, based on the demand response.
Increase our income through business growth through different administration and acquisition models of the Transmission and Distribution assets.
Comply with our investment plans associated with the development of both regulatory and new summons.
Develop the infrastructure for electric mobility and electrical storage.
In 10 years, grow the Demand-Management Income by COP 5.499 billion.
Awards and Recognitions
A scheme of differential tariffs to establish the costs of providing electric-energy service to regulated users in the National Interconnected System (SIN, in Spanish) to promote voluntary energy savings.
National Transmission System (NTS)
It is the interconnected electrical energy transmission system made up of the set of lines, with their corresponding connection modules, that operate at voltages equal to or greater than 220 kV.
Regional Transmission System (RTS)
It is the interconnected electrical energy transmission system made up of regional or interregional transmission network. In addition, it is made up of the set of lines and substations with their associated equipment, which operate at voltages less than 220 kV and do not belong to a local distribution system.
The System Average Interruption Frequency Index.
The System Average Interruption Duration Index.