At Celsia, we have assets to generate clean, reliable energy that contributes to the sustainable development of the countries where we are present.
GRI (3-3) The Company manages the life cycle of generation assets by complying with operational Occupational Health and Safety, socio-environmental, quality and legal controls. In addition, it considers the balance between costs, risks and opportunities, to guarantee the availability, reliability and security required in the Organization’s Business Plan of the National Electrical System.
We have a strategic asset management plan (PEGA, in Spanish) with a short-, medium- and long-term vision, in which the established objectives are aligned with the Organization’s MEGA and for which the behavior of the climate variables, energy prices in the market, fuel availability, requirements of environmental authorities, among others, is taken into account, with which we guarantee the best operational and tactical efficiency.
GRI (3-3) At Celsia, we have several success factors to guarantee a world-class operation:
The Power-Generation Business, as well as other businesses, contributes to leveraging innovative investments, such as electric mobility and power generation from unconventional renewable sources. This business currently represents 8.27% of the installed capacity of the National Interconnected System (SIN, in Spanish).
We have 36 power-generation plants (22 hydroelectric, three thermal, one wind and 10 solar farms), 135 solar roofs and floors, and 665 solar roofs for homes, totaling an installed capacity of 2,008.73 MW, distributed in 1,247.64 MW hydraulic, 519 MW thermal, 49.5 MW wind and 192.59 MW photovoltaic.
GRI (EU2) During 2022, we generated 6,357.60 GWh, which represents an increase of 686.3 GWh, compared to 2021. We present some outstanding elements of this result:
At Celsia, we are committed to our Sustainability Strategy focused on renewable energy. We have 463.5 MW of photovoltaic solar energy and 330 MW of wind energy under development, the incorporation of which into the current portfolio of generation resources is scheduled for 2025.
GRI (EU11) The reported efficiency of the Meriléctrica Thermal Power Plant (simple cycle) in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, is 34.94%, corresponding to the tests carried out at the beginning of 2022, when the Plant’s net-effective capacity was 164 MW with a Heat Rate of 9,000.27 Btu/kWh. Although the reported generation efficiency is the same as in 2021, the net-effective capacity dropped from 167 MW to 164 MW, due to the natural wear and tear of the generation-unit components due to the time of operation.
Principal Results in 2022
GRI (3-3) Our achievements are summarized in the results of the key indicators defined in the strategy, demonstrating coordination between the short- and long-term sales and the Purchase- and Sale-Management Teams, with the Operation and Maintenance Teams of the generation plants.
The relevant milestones reached during 2022 include the following:
Our generation assets have rigorously projected maintenance programs and an average annual investment plan of USD 25 Million, in addition to a group of highly qualified employees for the intervention of the generation units and for the definition of investment strategies, focused on: