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 Codensa and Emgesa improve installations in educational institutions in Cundinamarca 

 3/24/2017  Bogotá 

 

• With the volunteer program, “Good Energy for your School,” CODENSA and EMGESA improve the installations in educational institutions located in rural areas in the Department of Cundinamarca. • The last activity was developed in the Ubalá municipality.

Through the Good Energy for your School program, CODENSA and EMGESA are carrying out improvements in different educational institutions in the department of Cundinamarca, which have benefitted more than 4,000 children and youth since 2014 when the program began.

In the most recent activity, the works carried out in the installations of the Rural Departmental Educational Institution for Social Advancement Institute (IERDIPS, for the Spanish original), San Pedro Alto Rural School Headquarters in the Ubalá municipality, consisted in constructing of a cover and walking path that connects to both sectors of the school, which will allow the children to walk from the rooms to the bathrooms safely and comfortably. Also, a storage room was added to safely store food from the school kitchen, and water storage tank was adapted.

“On behalf of the parents, students, community at large and teachers, we are thankful for the support, management and performance of CODENSA and EMGESA in fixing the physical infrastructure of the San Pedro Alto educational institution. These improvements have benefitted the entire district,” said Mery Neira Urrego, a school teacher.

A Corporate Volunteering day was held for this activity in which several CODENSA and EMGESA representatives participated, as well as representatives from the PTA from the educational institution and the Chairpersons of the Community Action Board of San Pedro Alto and Bajo.

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ABOUT THE ENEL GROUP – CODENSA AND EMGESA

CODENSA and EMGESA are part of the Enel Group, a multinational energy company and one of the main global integrated operators in the sector of electricity and gas. The Group operates in more than 30 countries from four continents, generating energy through an installed net capacity of around 83 GW and distributing electricity and gas to a network of around 2 million kilometers. With more than 65 million users in the world, the Enel Group has the largest client base compared to its European competitors. The Enel Group is the biggest integrated utility in Europe in terms of market capitalization, and it is among the main electricity companies in Europe in terms of installed capacity and reported EBITDA.

Codensa S.A. ESP is a distribution and electric energy sales company, as well as a leader in the market, with more than 3,200,000 clients distributed in Bogotá, in 116 municipalities of Cundinamarca, six in Boyacá, four in Tolima and three in Meta. Established in 1997, Codensa has an installed capacity of 10,633 MVA (megavolt amperes) along 69,821 kilometers of high, medium and low voltage networks. The Company generates around 8,000 jobs both directly and indirectly in Colombia.

EMGESA S.A., a subsidiary of the Italian Enel Group, is a company involved in the business of generating and selling electricity in Colombia, with more than 900 clients on the non-regulated market and a total installed generation capacity of 3,458.8 MW. It has 12 hydroelectric power plants and two thermal power plants operating in the departments of Cundinamarca, Bolívar and Huila. Since 2013, it has played a role as a natural gas vendor in negotiation processes with producers, resellers and clients from the Non-regulated Market.

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