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Chronology EEDAS

before 1962

San Andres without Energy

Energy suppliers used by locals from time-to-time, before a reliable electrical generating system was introduced

before 1962

1962

The first Blackstone generation

The first Blackstone generation system installed at Hooker Bight, arrived to the islands during 1962, the facility electric network lines, reached only few areas, the Hill and San Luis sectors, and North End until the Sarie Bay neighborhood.

1962

1963

Registers the beginning of EMPUBLIS

1963 registers the beginning of EMPUBLIS, (empresa intendencial de servicios públicos) and the acquisition of two Sultzer brand electric plants, each capable to generate 1500 Kw.

1963

1960´S

1960’S

The electrical generating system reached an installed capacity of 4.350 Kw during late 60s, comprised by, 3 diesel plants of 450Kw each and 2 more, with capacity to produce 1.500Kw each.

1960´S

1970´S

1970’S

During mid 70s, the San Andres and Providencia Utility company (ELECTROSAN) was created, subsided by the ICEL, (Instituto Colombiano de Energia Eléctrica), they laid out technical and financial studies to expand the system installed capacity, prompting the incorporation of 2 Sultzer generation units, each with capacity of 3.200 Kw.h.

1970´S

1988

1988

September 1988 witnessed a huge fire burn in the Sultzer units engine room, power supply was limited over the island for three months.

1988

1989

1989

1989 el MME install in Bahia Hooker 6 plants EMD Running year 1 989, The Ministry of Energy and Mining, had installed 6 EMD generation units at Hooker Bight location.

1989

1993

1993

Continual negative operation results of the Utility ELECTROSAN ignited the government decision to liquidate the company and create a new one. By decree 033 of 1995 APL (Arquipelago’s Power and Light) company was created to assume the Utility power Distribution and Commercialization.

1993

1996

1996

At that once, CORELCA owner of the entire generation infrastructure, signed a contract with SOPESA in 1996 to ensure a reliable supply of electricity on the island. The generating facility was transferred from Hooker Bight to the present Punta Evans site; the type of contract undersigned, known as PPA (Power PurchaseAgreement), had a term of 15 years and the commitment to increase the installed generating capacity to 50.000Kw.

1996

2000´S

2000’S

The Utility APL (Arquipelago’s Power and Light) was liquidated through resolution 20 of 2006, issued by the SSPD (Superintendencia de Servicios Publicos Domiciliarios). Due to its operational negative accumulated results, a new contract emerged between the liquidated entity and ETA SERVICIOS, this time was to, supply maintenance, operate the generating system, provide power Transmission & Distribution, and also give energy commercialization service.

2000´S

2007

EEDAS was created

EEDAS was created on December 2007 with the main purpose to develop and care all activities concerning the power supply service in the Archipiélago. This responsibility was carried out from January 2008 until April 2010. 

 The Central government issued the CONPES 3453/2006 document, which state the energetic future of the Archipiélago, projected as an exclusive energy provision area. The Ministry of Mining extended the public call 001/2009 for bidders who were interested to be selected as the unique Utility provider in the exclusive area of the Department.

2007

2010-2030

2010 – 2030

After the contracting fulfillment was over, SOPESA was granted the faculty of exclusive operator of the entire Utility system throughout the Arquipelago, according to Resolution 181960 of NOV 2009, and EEDAS received the overseeing responsibility of that contract.

2010-2030

WHAT?

Electricity demand in the Archipelago of San Andrés is 100 % generated by diesel fuel. The island is dependent on fluctuations in oil prices. The government subsidizes electricity bills to the commercial and residential sectors energy – although still very high electricity costs.

WHY?

Renewable energy and energy efficiency provide a path to a cleaner, healthier future Using the sun and wind.
With the adoption of energy efficiency practices and the establishment of a community vision of energy can accelerate the transition to cleaner energy sources more.

HOW?

The solution is to adopt energy efficiency and renewable energy. But first the community has to come together and establish an energy vision for San Andrés.

You have a voice in choosing your energy future and by getting involved you are helping to mold the future energy story or your home.

EEDAS history

  • EEDAS S.A. E.S.P. was established since December 03, 2007, as a mixed public services company, with 67% equity participation of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the Archipelago Department Governor 32.9% and URRA, GECELCA, CEDENAR and ELECTROHUILA for a 1%.
  • EEDAS owns 100% of the Distribution assets (given free of charge to the Concession) and 16.67% of the Generation assets (PAR Corelca owns 83.33%).
  • Between January 1, 2008 and April 30, 2010, EEDAS was responsible for the comprehensive provision of the home public electricity service (generation, distribution and commercialization) in the Archipelago Department from the assignment of the contracts PPA C1-UTE-95 and Management No. 4262 signed between CORELCA and EEDAS.
  • As of Conpes No. 3453 of 2006, the National Government determined that the energy future of the Archipelago would be framed within a Geographic Area of Exclusive Service, this is how the Ministry of Mines and Energy began the process of public invitation to award the Concession Contract with exclusivity for the provision of the Electric Power Service in the Geographic Area of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
  • After completing the contractual process, the concession contract for the Exclusive Service Area – ASE was awarded to SOPESA S.A. E.S.P., starting the operation for the provision of electric power service on May 1, 2010, date on which EEDAS S.A. E.S.P., also assumes responsibility for the activities associated with the Audit of the Concession Contract through the Inter-Administrative Contract No. 049 of 2010 signed with the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
  • Since 2008, EEDAS has structured projects aimed at the reliability of the electric power system and projects based on Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources for a value of more than $ 20,000 million that are in process at FAZNI and SGR.
  • In 2012, EEDAS designed, implemented and put into operation the Insular Monitoring Center, which allows real-time monitoring of the indicators of electric power service provision; additionally it has the capacity of geographic management of the system. (CHALK). management of infrastructure and control of assets associated with the provision of the service.
  • By instruction of the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, EEDAS has supported the energy transformation project of the Islands since December 2013.
  • (2013-2014-2017) EEDAS structured, built and operates the first photovoltaic solar installations in the Archipelago Department of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina with a total capacity of 60 kW.
  • In 2019, EEDAS expanded the company’s corporate purpose, which allowed it to enter other stages within the scope of action of public services, signing a contract with the Departmental Government of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Islas, for the supervision of the concession for the management of the MAGIC GARDEN solid waste disposal site.
  • In the same year, as a result of the strategic redefinition, EEDAS created a business unit called the ENERGY EFFICIENCY UNIT (E.U.) based on the ESCO model, as a vehicle for business diversification with a view to generating added value.
  • In the same year, EEDAS formulated the CTeI project “Research for the strengthening of capacities in the provision of energy service in the Islands”, with SGR resources (2019).

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