Maintenance work at San Mateo substation

Published on Friday, 13 October 2017

CODENSA announces that on Saturday morning and on Monday afternoon technical intervention works will be carried out at the San Mateo substation, located in the municipality of Soacha.

Said works, which will account for approximately COP 155 million worth of investment, will include the adaptation of measurement systems in the substation which consist of a set of elements aimed at recording the energy input and output in this area of the system, demanded by the Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission (CREG, for the Spanish original).

In order to perform these works, it is necessary to shut down the substation for ensuring the safety of the technicians and operators carrying out the works. For that reason, 156,000 customers living in the municipality of Soacha will not have energy supply on Saturday, October 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and Monday, October 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facilities providing essential services, like clinics, fire departments, police stations and TransMilenio stations, among others, were notified beforehand by the Company so that they activate their contingency plans during those short periods of time.

CODENSA thanks its customers for understanding that these works are necessary in order to keep up to date with current regulations and apologizes for any inconveniences that may arise.

Suspension time:

Saturday, October 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Codensa S.A. ESP is a company dedicated to distributing and selling electric energy. It is a market leader with more than 3,200,000 customers in Bogotá (Cundinamarca) 8 municipalities in Boyacá and 1 in Tolima. Founded in 1997, Codensa has an installed capacity of more than 8,303 MVA (megavolt amperes) along 43,754 kilometers of high, medium and low voltage networks. The company generates around 14,000 jobs both directly and indirectly in the country.