National Environmental Licensing Authority, regulatory body in charge of ensuring that the projects, works or activities subject to environmental licensing, permit or procedure comply with environmental regulations, in such a way that they contribute to the country’s sustainable development.
Regional Autonomous and Sustainable Development Corporations; Public corporations, integrated by territorial entities, entrusted by law to administer -within their jurisdiction- the environment and renewable natural resources, and promote the country’s sustainable development.
An electric charging station where electricity is provided for rapid recharging of electric vehicle batteries, including plug-in hybrid vehicles. They are usually self-service stations.
Codes of Good Governance:
Rules that regulate the public securities market in Colombia, in order to guarantee trust and transparency to all the stakeholders of the company.
The purchasing of electricity in the wholesale market and selling to end users.
The set of principles and norms that regulate the design, integration and operation of the governing bodies of the company, as with the three powers within a society
Energy and Gas Regulation Commission. A State entity in charge of defining rate structures for consumers and guarantees free access to the network.
Corporate Social Responsibility is the conscious and voluntary contribution of the organization to the context in which it operates, in order to promote its social, economic and environmental development.
Power supply from the distribution substation to the end users (customer meter).
A series of actions that allow optimizing the relationship between the amount of energy consumed and the final products and services obtained. In other words, produce more with less energy. It is not about saving light, but rather, for example, better lighting by consuming less electricity.
Family-Responsible Company (EFR in Spanish), a certificate that recognizes good practices in organizations that integrate models for the reconciliation of work and family life.
The transformation of some kind of hydraulic, chemical, mechanical, thermal or luminous energy, among others, into electrical energy.
Hidroelectric Power Plants:
Those in which the potential energy of water is used for the generation of electrical power. They can be reservoir or water edge plants.
Rated voltage greater than 1 kilowatt.
To meet the expectations of the community, allowing the company to act as a corporate citizen.
Low Voltage Supply Connection:
Installation that connects the company's distribution network and the general electrical protection box for low voltage supplies.
Non-conventional Renewable Energies are those whose main characteristic is the fact that they can be transformed and not be depleted at any time, thus becoming useful energies that can be generated in different ways, an they do not pollute the environment. They include wind, solar and geothermal, among others.
Consumers with energy demands greater than or equal to 55 MWh/month or power demands greater than or equal to 0.1 MW, which freely negotiated and contracted their supply in the wholesale market (i.e., spot and contract markets) through commercial entities.
Directly contracted and served by distribution companies, covers industrial, commercial and residential users with energy demands below 55 MWh/month or power demands of less than 0.1 MW.
The official supplier and contractor registration system of the Enel Group Companies in Colombia.
Business practices that increase the competitiveness of the business while improving the social, environmental and economic conditions of the communities in which it operates.
A solution composed of new measuring equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and central systems that allow remote and automated management of meters through a bidirectional flow of information through the electrical networks, thus optimizing their operation while contributing to improving the reliability, safety and quality of service.
The commitment to Social Responsibility, which contemplates the provision of a quality service that adds value to the communities, framed within a strategy of joint growth.
Renewable energy obtained from the use of electromagnetic radiation from the sun. Currently there are basically three ways to take advantage of solar energy: photovoltaic, thermal and passive.
Set of transformers, switches, disconnectors, etc., whose function is to reduce the high voltage levels of transmission (or subtransmission) lines to medium voltage levels for distribution to end users.
Electrical installation that connects the company’s distribution network and the general electrical protection box (CGP).
Responsible growth is the integration of economic, social and environmental opportunities into the corporate strategy and management model.
A mobility model that does not cause a negative impact on the environment and that takes into account the welfare and quality of life of people in harmony with the planet.
Technical Energy Losses:
The energy that is lost in the process of transformation and distribution of energy.
Remote control of equipment operation using the transmission of information through telecommunications techniques. In the energy service, Telecontrol is the whole system and devices that allow to measure residential and industrial consumption in a more exact, remote way and with the input of the user who will be able to manage their energy consumption from their personal devices such as celphones or tablets.
Thermal Power Plants:
Those in which electrical power is produced from the combustion of coal, fuel oil or gas.
Renewable energy obtained by exploiting wind power. In particular, it is the capacity of a system to transform wind power into electricity.