EEDAS S.A. ESP, executes a contract signed with FENOGE (Fund for Non-Conventional Energy and Efficient Energy Management), which aims to “Carry out the follow-up, monitoring, evaluation and technical report of results. This allow verifying the status and compliance with the Impact and Result indicators of the Program for the Efficient Management of Energy Demand in Non-Interconnected Zones – Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Pilot, IDB Credit 3747 / TC-CO”. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide services to carry out the follow-up and monitoring of the results obtained by the projects executed by FENOGE, under the “Be Energy” Program. The object of this is to make the corresponding evaluation and report to the client, the status of compliance with the Impact and Result Indicators established in CONPES 3855 of 2016 and its addendum No. 1, which will allow measuring the achievement and fulfillment of the Program’s objectives.
The Impact and Result Indicators are the following:
Reduction of CO2 equivalent emissions in tons per year resulting from the reduction in energy consumption of the users involved in the Program developed in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
Reduction of electricity consumption (GWh) of the beneficiaries intervened in the Archipelago.
Reduction of subsidies associated with electricity generation granted by the Government of Colombia related to the lower energy consumption of the beneficiaries intervened in the Archipelago.
EEDAS S.A. E.S.P. will be carrying out follow-up and monitoring activities, for a period of 12 months, to four (4) projects that FENOGE is executing in the Archipelago Department:
Replacement of light bulbs for part of the users of stratum one (1), two (2) and three (3) of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
Design, construction and start-up of photovoltaic solar generation solutions and implementation of energy efficiency measures in public entities of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
Implementation of energy efficiency management measures and technological reconversion of equipment in official entities of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.
Encouragement in the replacement of electronic and essential equipment in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina in the residential, commercial and industrial (hotel) sector.
During the execution of the contract, seven (7) reports will be delivered:
The first Report, the initial one, already delivered, which consisted of a detailed work plan of the activities to be carry out during the consultancy.
The second report will deliver the strategy for monitoring, monitoring and reporting compliance with the program indicators, as well as the strategy that will be use to identify, monitor and report alerts that may impede the performance of said indicators of impact and result.
From there, four (4) progress reports will be delivered every two months. Each one will have in detail the activities carried out during the period of the report, analysis of the information collected to date, progress of results, conclusions, recommendations and lessons learned.
At the end of the contract period, a final report on the implementation of the strategies designed during execution. This report will include Certificate of Received to the satisfaction of the fulfillment of the contract, information, consolidation and report of the activities carried out, summary of threats, vulnerabilities, and risks identified, their monitoring during the performance of the agreement and the variations presented. In addition, conclusions and / or recommendations will be made on the lessons learned.
INTERVENTORY TO THE MAGIC GARDEN
The Archipelago of San Andrés Providencia and Santa Catalina (Islands), contracted with the Empresa de Energía del Archipelago de San Andrés Providencia y Santa Catalina S.A. E.S,P. the technical, administrative, financial, accounting, legal, social and environmental control of the pilot project for the energy use of solid waste. This includes: 1) Grant of the sanitary filling of the magic garden, contract N°1016 of 2017; 2) Infrastructure work required for the conditioning and delivery of solid waste to the use of the RSU plant, through two contracts No. 1724 of 2019 and 1013 of 2020. The objective if this is to verify compliance with each of the activities executed by the private operator to ensure and guarantee the operation of the Magic Garden Landfill.
The audit monitors two components. The first includes the works necessary for the preparation of waste from the selection and selective collection routes; those deposited in the landfill and the waste extracted through the mining process to be delivered to the energy use plant. This monitoring refers to the analysis of the equipment to be installed, the correct execution of the civil works to house the defined machinery, the feasibility of the financial study that will serve to cover the associated costs via tariffs.
The second component is related to monitoring each of the activities arising from the current operation of the Landfill, verifying compliance with the current Environmental Management Plan approved by the coral environmental authority and all other contractual obligations emanating from contract No. 1016 of 2017.
The activity of the Audit Office began in June 2019 through contract 1724 of 2019. This contract was ended in May 2020, and had the most significant results in the issuance of a favorable concept for the implementation of the works made feasible by the Ministry of Housing City and Territory. Analysis and adjustments in the financial model were made and are equivalent to a reduction of four billion per year ($4,000,000,000, oo), as well as an approach with FENOGE for the financing of a project that allows the installation of solar panels that supply part of the consumption of the urban waste processing and separation plant of the Magic Garden landfill, approximately 40% of the defined consumption.
Both auditing contracts included the monitoring and supervision of the activities required to carry out the defined infrastructure works, to date this component includes two warehouses for equipment and waste drying, adjustments for a leachate storage lagoon and a new cell for the disposal of rejects and ashes that is in an execution percentage close to 80%. Similarly, the operational component of the final disposal site has carried out the pertinent actions to guarantee the adequate disposal of waste from the technical and operational point of view.
EXCLUSIVE SERVICE AREA SCHEME
The purpose of the Audit is to permanently review, verify, analyze and conceptualize all the technical, financial, operational, legal and administrative aspects related to the Concession Contract, in order to verify compliance, by the Concessionaire, of the conditions established in the same, for the development and comprehensive control of the project and to determine in a timely manner the necessary actions to guarantee the achievement of the planned objectives.
The work of the Controller, and therefore, his responsibility, is subject to the terms of the scope of his activity established in this Contract.
Scheme of the Interventory
Considering the guidelines established in the Concession Contract No. 067 of 2009, signed between SOPESA S.A. E.S.P. and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, EEDAS as controller, monitors:
Installation of 28,6 MW new (años 1 y 5)
Installation of 1MW de Generación RSU (año 2)
Installation of 7,5 MW de Generación Eólica (año 3)
Loss reduction to 12% (año 6)
Quality of service
Application of DES y FES (año1)
Supply in Installation of 2 DIESEL (GN) thermal units, of 14.3 Mw each MAN with ABB generators.
Projected for year 1 and 5 of the concession according to the proposal presented by the concessionaire.
Restated for the installation of the units in year 2 of the concession.
Status (Commercial Operation), the units went into operation (full load) in October 2012.
Investment reported by the concessionaire $ 60,970 million.
Supply in Installation of a Generation plant with Solid Waste (Waste to Energy) with processing capacity of 80 Ton / day and an Installed capacity of 1 Mw contractual (installed capacity of 1.6 Mw).
Projected for the month of February 2011, based on environmental aspects and the prior consultation process was modified for entry into service and commissioning in October 2012, current status (Suspended in tests).
Contractual energy to be produced per year (minimum 4 Gwh / year).
Investment executed to the reported date of $ 32,462 million.
Wind Farm Project
Supply in Installation of an Electric Power Generation plant with Wind potential with a contractual installed capacity of 7.5 MW.
Projected for the month of June 2012, project currently suspended in obligations during the execution of the Prior Consultation process with the community. Current status (Pre Consultation).
Contractual energy to be produced per year (minimum 10 Gwh / year).
Project evaluation (wind measurement – 20 months), plant factor 19%, average annual speed at 62 meters (5.97 m / s).
Projection in CO2 reduction year 6,796 Tons/ year
Projected investment of $ 36,452 million.
One of the most important aspects in the Concession has been the operational management of the management indicators derived from Law 142 of 1994, for which the MME established in Annex 6 of the ASE 067 contract of 2009. The Controller has focused its management in the continuous improvement of these through permanent monitoring and vigilance that, in compliance with the provisions of Law 142 of 1994, the Concessionaire guarantees the right of the user to have their case reviewed by the Superintendency of Domiciliary Public Service.
Public Service provision levels – Annex 5 that includes the electricity service quality indicators: continuity of service, duration of interruptions (DES) and frequency of interruptions (FES), quality indicators of electrical power: voltage level and frequency.
The activities are carried out taking into account the characterization of auditing and the quality plan, and based on the object of the contract, a schedule of auditing is drawn up consisting of inspection visits.
Visits are scheduled every day of the week, for which there are trained personnel who carry out inspections of::
New investments (RSU and Wind Project)
The different locations of the service provider
These visits seek to verify the following activities:
preventive and corrective maintenance of generation plants
The generation worksheets and the interruption worksheets
General maintenance carried out on the local distribution system
And the Commercial Administration System is monitored where the reports of suspensions, reconnections, portfolio, collection, billing and customer service are generated.
Based on the information collected, an analysis is made from the obligations set forth in the contract and recommendations are made to the grantor (Ministry of Energy) and concessionaire (Sopesa SAESP) which are reflected in the monthly Audit Report, in order to to improve the provision of electric power service in the Department.
The National Development Plan 2014-2018 determined in its axis “A- A Prosperous, Equitable Caribbean without Extreme Poverty”, as a priority for the Archipelago, the need to develop projects, policies and initiatives aimed at reducing the consumption of DIESEL fuel as a primary source in its Objective 4:“ Advancing towards the provision of energy cleaner and less expensive ”.
In coherence with this, the Departmental Development Plan has established in its strategic axis the development of a Sustainable Archipelago, based on the development of projects that allow the current use of DIESEL to be displaced by energies from renewable sources.
Following these premises, and based on CONPES 3855 document, the route is established so that within the framework of the Clean Investment Funds (CIF – Clean Investment Funds), resources are received from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF – Clean Technology Fund ). Resources that were destined to finance and scale projects in the areas of urban transport, energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energies (FNCER). Starting with a pilot for 14 users on Santa Catalina Island and 1 institutional user on San Andrés Island.
The objective of this pilot was to implement and evaluate solutions based on Energy Efficiency and Renewables, in order to establish the basis for the development of the massive Efficiency Plan with allocated resources of USD $ 10 million.
In 2017, in alliance with the Government of the Department, EEDAS developed the socialization and sensitization of the community of the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina regarding the energy transformation aiming towards the efficient use of renewable energies and unconventional sources of energy in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve
The number of socializations carried out was 16,000 throughout the Archipelago, door-to-door visits were made in each of the selected homes, explaining the energy transformation and communicating the benefits acquired after the efficient use of energy resources, in order that users learned and internalized a series of behavioral guidelines on the use of energy.
EEDAS identified nine (09) energy efficiency recommendations prioritized towards high consumption elements and focused on the customs of the region (culture, idiosyncrasy, physical characteristics) information that was included within the advertising material delivered to users by EEDAS S.A. E.S.P. Through brochures and posters on energy efficiency and Non-Conventional Sources of Renewable Energy and the format of socialization surveys for the residential and non-residential sector.
In the Archipelago, 120,000 barrels of oil are consume annually in the transportation component, a situation that exceeds consumption for electricity production by 25%. This situation within the biosphere reserve calls for the establishment of specific plans for the revision and transformation of the high dependence on fossil fuel.
Due to the strengths of the new EEDAS headquarters and its Insular Monitoring Center, it is important to carry out a test pilot for electric vehicles to determine the following parameters:
Durability of the components.
Stability and duration of the accumulators.
Renewable charging systems.
Performance and performance.
As EEDAS carries out Auditing and monitoring tasks for energy and renewable transformation projects, it becomes the ideal vehicle for testing 2 electric transport systems.
The vehicles will be charge through a system of photovoltaic panels interconnected with the photovoltaic solar power system of the new Headquarters (Grid Tie).
The system to be use in an area of 60m2 will contain the following elements:
b.- Photovoltaic panels.
c.- Investors / Regulators / Control.
d.- Measurement and monitoring system.
As a complement to the new EEDAS S.A. Headquarters projects, this project was structure for the application of a hybrid system (photovoltaic – wind) for self-generation of energy in the new educational classrooms and the administrative building of the Caribbean headquarters of the National University (San Luis Headquarters). Besides, it allows achieving the development of energy efficiency alternatives that contribute to the reduction of subsidies for lower rates; this project owned by EEDAS S.A. E.S.P., is oriented to active buildings and with the purpose that the model remunerates its operating and investment costs via kWh produced.
The project has been operating since 2014, where the system tests and necessary adjustments were carry out to connect to the network. Currently, the system installed at the National University represents the first Grid Tie system in the region and has provided valuable information that EEDAS has incorporated into its project bank, especially the energy transformation process of the Archipelago and the New Headquarters.
Additionally, EEDAS carried out two photovoltaic installations. The first one was for the First Baptist School on the Hill that aimed to cover about a quarter of its energy needs (8 kWp). The other was for the first Baptist Church, which in the first phase generated about 40% of its consumption (3 kWp) and in the second phase, with accumulators (batteries) that target 90% of the demand, taking advantage of the fact that the islands have an excellent wind and solar resource.
EEDAS S.A. E.S.P. in 2016 presented to the Mayor of the Municipality of Providence and Santa Catalina a conceptual proposal for the development of a floating solar auto-generation project in the Agua Dulce dam (Fresh Water Dam). This project has a primary energy destination for the treatment plant of pumping of the aqueduct or in its defect of the Public Lighting of the sector.
This proposal, based on the advantage of installing panels in stable bodies of water (dams, lakes, etc.) where direct and indirect radiation (known as albedo) is use, given the reflection characteristics of the water, increasing solar use. In addition, the bodies of water maintain lower temperatures, which increases the efficiency and performance of the panels.
The project was known by the Global Green Growth Institute GGGI firm, which seeks to implement the project with international cooperation resources, requiring the development of previous studies aimed at the implementation of a floating solar self-generation installation in the Fresh Water dam. Decision was made to hire EEDAS SA E.S.P., based on her experience in renewable energies as up to $ 22 thousand USD worth.
The energy of the system will be used to supply part of the energy consumption of the pumping station of the Providence and Santa Catalina, which has an average monthly consumption of 8,000 kWh.
During 2019, an important achievement was accomplish by completing, after five years of work, the approval of the project “Research for the strengthening of capacities in the provision of energy in the islands”. The cost worth $ 6,996 million (resources CTeI SGR OCAD), was obtained in the Ministry of Science, highlighting that the evaluation committee recommended EEDAS S.A. for its experience and knowledge as executor.
This project is a turning point for energy in the islands because it incorporates the PIMMA Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis Platform as a center, which will collect all the information on the islands’ energy system and generate databases for 5 power lines. This Research is associated with the same number of scholarships for master degrees; training for more than 1,000 inhabitants and the implementation of 2 pilot projects. The first self-generation solar medium-scale installation with 140 kWp capacity and a pilot of green electroline stations and electric vehicles (6) to evaluate the incorporation of a mass and particular electrical transport system to the clean energy matrix of the Islands.
This project is of great relevance for the Islands, since it aims to establish the foundations for a future energy transformation, not only generating experience, but also defining knowledge as a critical mass for the future development of projects, with an approach aimed at building capacities in the population.
The relevant figure: The pilots associated with the project, by 2040 will reduce 3,220 Tons of CO2 in emissions (by replacing DIESEL with photovoltaic solar energy and mini-wind systems).
The fishing terminal for artisanal fishermen in the northern area of San Andrés, has the implementation of a solar / mini-wind self-generation system with a capacity of 50 kWp and the development of Energy Efficiency measures that allow reducing the projected consumption of the building by 50%, with estimated savings per month for the department of $ 12 million and for the nation of $ 14 million in subsidies, with a total investment of $ 900 million.
The San Andrés fishing terminal is located in the industrial zone of the department, adjacent to the facilities where the DIMAR operates, a place that will become the main site for the collection of marine product, processing and sale, with which the strengthening of artisanal fishing activity and generate a whole social economy around fishing on the Island of San Andrés.
At a general level in the fishing industry, the energy cost associated with the cold chain is one of the components with the greatest weight in operating costs. The islands are not alien to this situation and from the future perspective, the cost generated in the energy bill will be one of the main challenges to face when starting the fishery, because the freezing systems start from an important consumption base (empty), which increases with demand and this combined with a significant cost per kilowatt hour will have to be validated to guarantee the sustainability of the operation.
The scope of this project is the activities of information analysis, data collection, design, preparation and implementation of energy efficiency measures with emphasis on the use of Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources as a cost reduction measure in operation and reduction use of fossil fuels as a primary energy source and therefore GHG Greenhouse Gas emissions.
The relevant figure: By 2040 the project will reduce 1,073 Tons of CO2 in emissions (by replacing DIESEL with photovoltaic solar energy and mini-wind systems).
The main purpose of the new EEDAS Bio Climatic Headquarters is to meet the need to strengthen the operational structure and develop efficient cost management, contributing to the management of the energy transformation process of the Islands, as the new headquarters is an operational management laboratory comprehensive energy and rational use of energy.
EEDAS Headquarters operates in facilities located in the renowned Punta Hansa sector. At present, the automation systems and the self-generation system are operational.
The building has generated a total change in the operational dynamics of the organization, guaranteeing comfort and safety to the workers, highlighting the strategic importance of having the only building with Bio Climatic characteristics in the Archipelago, which places EEDAS as a leader in these Projects.
Among the highlights of the project are:
25 kW Photo Voltaic Self Generation System
EEDAS has 3 years in advance of Law 1715 of 2014, during which she formulated, structured and executed 2 projects with Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources. The main strength of the New Headquarters corresponds to the fact that 85% of its consumption comes from clean energy, which also generates cost savings for the service.
LIGHTING AUTOMATION SYSTEM.
EEDAS building has a fully automated centralized lighting system, with high-efficiency T5 and LED luminaires, comparable to modern systems such as the one used at the Nuevo El Dorado Airport.
In the Energy Efficiency component, the UPME identified as one of the critical factors in energy efficiency in the Islands, the lighting of both homes and commercial and official buildings. In this sense, EEDAS observes the business potential associated with energy efficiency, which is why she designed and developed an automated system for energy saving and as a “Show Room” for potential clients.
HVAC AUTOMATION SYSTEM.
One of the most innovative aspects of the EEDAS Building is the Air Conditioning automation system, which at a cost 70% less than a centralized system, takes advantage of the Air Inverters available in the market to manage consumption.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR EACH UNIT
The system used by EEDAS takes advantage of the lighting automation system (sensors, KNX system) to control the Air Conditioning units with RF signal inductors, activating or deactivating functions according to the movement of personnel (sensors).
The objective of the system is to achieve the maximum efficiency of the component responsible for 70% of consumption in institutional buildings and that represents close to $ 60,000 million in subsidies per year at the Department level.
From the financial point of view, the project for the new headquarters represents real and effective savings, since the headquarters has, as said at the beginning, a self-generation system of energy from a solar system located on its roof with a capacity of 25 kW.
The objective is to solve the public lighting deficit in the southern area of San Andrés Island, for which an energetically sustainable solution was developed for public lighting because there are no electrical networks and it is a traffic area for both residents and tourists who have security problems. The project is of great importance to establish a change in the public lighting system of the Islands, which is responsible for generating about 2,600 tons of CO2 per year.
The project consists of the installation of 180 LED luminaires with photovoltaic power systems that include their own storage system (batteries). The luminaires are distributed in the South End sector, which does not have a public lighting supply or infrastructure available for a potential expansion of conventional lighting.
The solution represents a challenge, depending on the investment and the application of alternatives based only on energy efficiency, compared to the necessary investment and sustainability in the medium and long term. Despite the fact that there are initiatives in other countries and in large cities with this type of technology, in non-interconnected areas (ZNI) and in island areas, no innovation has been applied in public lighting systems beyond the replacement of the luminaires to LED.
This project goes from the eastern margin of the Island to the Elsy Bar sector. The first support located at the coordinates N 12º 29 ’32’ ‘and W 81º 43′ 18 ”, crossing the bypass towards the south passing through south end (South End), bordering towards the West intermittently towards the north until the West View sector, with the last support located at the coordinates N 12º 30 ’80’ ‘and W 81º 43’ 46 ” . Additionally, secondary roads such as Velodia Road and Elsy Bar, where there was no infrastructure, will be covered within the project.
The relevant figure: By 2040 the project will reduce 545 Tons of CO2 in emissions (by replacing DIESEL with photovoltaic solar energy).