Tag: electrical energy

Transport, food and services gave ‘weight’ to inflation in 2023

Transport, food and services gave ‘weight’ to inflation in 2023

The measure of the change (variation) in the price of goods and services representative of household consumption in the country known as basket, as defined by the National Ministry of Statistics (Dane), the CPI in Colombia, in eleven months analyzed, showed that the costs reflected in activities related to transportation, services and food prices showed […]

Ecuador opens tender for offshore electricity supply for 18 months

Ecuador opens tender for offshore electricity supply for 18 months

The government of Ecuador announced this Saturday that it has opened a competition for private offshore thermal energy operators, with the aim of overcoming the generation shortage that has led to power outages being planned across almost the entire country since last October. The Ministry of Energy and Mining, in a statement released through social […]

Put an end to “crazy” bills and more preferential rates: here are the new rules

Put an end to “crazy” bills and more preferential rates: here are the new rules

Protecting consumers is the motto: Brussels aims to limit uncontrolled fluctuations in electricity bills, regardless of the cost. And there will be costs largely borne by Member States. They will need to control who controls prices for the most vulnerable, on the one hand, and ensure that producers can continue to provide electricity, on the […]

Superservicios confirms a $1.7 billion fine against the Celsia company

Superservicios confirms a $1.7 billion fine against the Celsia company

Next Monday October 30th Supervision of domestic public services (Superservicios) confirmed the fine imposed on the company Celsia Colombia SAESP (Celsia) for a value of $1.7 billion. Interestingly, the government has supported more than $5.3 billion in agricultural loans The fine was awarded after an investigation into the substation Sabanalarga, Atlantic Oceanafter a power outage […]

The end of the protected electricity and gas market: What will change in bills in a few months?

The end of the protected electricity and gas market: What will change in bills in a few months?

The countdown has begun. Users benefiting from the tariffs of the protected electricity and gas market, where prices are determined by Arera (the energy, grid and environment regulatory authority), will soon have to switch to the free market. The transition is set for January 10, 2024 and will come into force in January for domestic […]

Massive power outage in Brazil: millions without electricity

Massive power outage in Brazil: millions without electricity

A massive power outage in Brazil left millions of people without electricity for hours. The interruption in distribution occurred at around 8 am (Brazilian local time) on August 15. The biggest problems were in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Amazonas, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The Neoenergia distributor attributes […]

The exhaustion of transmission networks has been known for 10 years: Upme

The exhaustion of transmission networks has been known for 10 years: Upme

The Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) confirmed that the situations described by XM regarding network exhaustion in some parts of the country have been “public knowledge for more than a decade”. He explains that this is the case in the Guajira-Cesar-Magdalena area and that these situations have, for several years, led to risks and […]

Electricity prices in 2023. The cabinet has adopted an amendment to the law

Electricity prices in 2023. The cabinet has adopted an amendment to the law

The government passed an amendment to the Electricity Consumers Protection Act in 2023, which would include higher electricity consumption limits at frozen prices. In accordance with the cabinet’s solutions, the electricity limit for households will be raised this year from 2,000 to 3,000 kWh. For families with a disabled person, this limit increases to 3,600 […]

Energy demand on the Caribbean coast rose 6.7% in May

Energy demand on the Caribbean coast rose 6.7% in May

Energy demand on the Caribbean coast registered a 6.7% increase in May this year compared to the same month of 2022, according to what was reported by XM, operator of the National Interconnected System (SIN) and operator of the energy market Energy Wholesale (MEM). The region that grew the most in its demand was the […]

Saving energy is key in light of the heat wave

Saving energy is key in light of the heat wave

The Caribbean coast has been ravaged for several weeks by an intense heat wave, a climatic condition alarmed by Ideam that leads to a high demand for energy due to the increasing use of electrical equipment such as fans and air conditioners. Afinia, a subsidiary of Grupo EPM, assures that as a result of this […]

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