(103-1) A true revolution is taking place in the Colombian energy matrix. Projections for a cleaner, decentralized and digital future are coming true. Today, solar energy, sustainable mobility or energy-storage solutions – together with advances in smart cities, efficient lighting, building automation, backup plants or thermal districts – are presented as the main growth lines that drive the country to a new era. At Celsia we have been promoting these trends; according to Great Culture to Innovate, we are one of the exemplary innovative cultures in Colombia.
(103-2) According to our Strategic Business Planning for Horizons, innovation impacts Horizons H3 and H4. Our Innovation Team leads the incubation of business ideas or technologies to the commercial-pilot stage with the client, in which key areas are gradually incorporated to fine-tune and scale the product (H2), and then consolidate it as a business in commercial exploitation (H1).
The case of the IoT (Internet of Things) Laboratory is a joint effort with our Digital Architecture Team to test different technologies that can be used in structuring business models based on quality connectivity and the low cost of the devices located in the clients’ facilities and in our own infrastructure.
We implement automatic routines to simplify and make operating processes–more efficient in finance, purchasing, transmission and distribution, safety and health at work, among others.
We put into operation 26 electric buses and 13 fast-charging stations for the massive Masivo Integrado de Occidente (MIO) passenger system in Cali, Colombia.
We develop the operation of software products with strong analytical components, developed primarily by our work teams.
We create and commercialize charging stations (EDC) for electric vehicles with our own brand, in conjunction with the company Haceb.
We implement artificial intelligence applications to improve the experience in our client service channels.
In Colombia, we put into operation 20 new solar roofs (6 MWp) and the Comayagua solar farm in Honduras (10 MW).
We implemented the Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory, which provides us with a more agile, efficient environment for tests of concept.
We achieved the live transmission of the Celsia Internet service through fiber optics, initially in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
There was a
increase in the resources allocated to innovation in Colombia in 2019, compared to 2018.
A continuación, destacamos la inversión en innovación que hemos realizado en los últimos años en Celsia:
Develop at least one energy-storage project in the industrial or commercial field in Colombia.
Continue promoting the electrification of the automotive fleet and complementary services, with initiatives in both public and private mobility, in the countries where we operate.
Accelerate the ideation, creation and start-up of specific data applications, which convert the Company's data volumes into actionable information, operational efficiencies or new sources of income.
Include smart-demand management programs within our product portfolio.
Implement a robust digital architecture to scale data initiatives and our applications.
Achieve the installation of a microgrid project in Colombia.
Consolidate efforts to turn Celsia into a technology company, and thus achieve a high level of maturity and sophistication in the use of data and digitization so that our operations are more efficient and offer more attractive services or products to our clients.
Develop six comprehensive solutions for city infrastructure in communities or urban developments of various scales, implementing energy services in an efficient, sustainable manner.
Achieve consolidation as a relevant player in the fiber-optic Internet business in Colombia.
Scale the operations of our own brand products in all channels of the Company.
Lead the transformation of the electricity sector through the installation, administration and coordinated, real-time operation of distributed resources embedded in the network, using cutting-edge technology in hardware and software.
Consolidate our Innovation Team as a research center that facilitates the penetration of new technologies in the markets of influence, thus also building and strengthening university-State-Company relationships to guarantee the sustainable development of our clients.
Contribute to the massification of transactional platforms at the retail level.
Awards and Recognitions
Awards and Recognitions
Colciencias Resolution 1123 of 2017 recognized the Celsia Colombia S.A. E.S.P. Research, Technological Development or Innovation Unit from October 30, 2017 to October 30, 2020.
We ranked 16th (+83 positions) with a score of 59.56 (45.77 in 2018).
A group of distributed loads and energy resources with a clearly defined electrical frontier, which has the ability to be self-sufficient and operate in isolation or in parallel with the electrical system to supply local demand.
The energy obtained from virtually inexhaustible natural sources, either because of the amount of energy they contain or because they are capable of regenerating themselves by natural means.
Set of actions aimed at efficiently managing the consumption of a site, in order to reduce the costs of energy supply and the rates of access to the network and the system in general.
Internet of Things (IoT)
A digital interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet. Thus, they become intelligent objects that send and receive data to improve their individual and integrated functionality.