ISA y Sus Negocios

Electric Energy Transport

Nuestro negocio fundamental

Electric energy transport is fundamental for having an energy market; it is the meeting point between generation and demand and is the way to perform electric energy exchanges.

ISA and its companies are one of the largest international transporters of electric energy in Latin America, with 41,885 km of high voltage circuits and 80,815 MVA of transformation capacity, expanding, operating and maintaining a high-voltage transmission network in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia Brazil and Chile; and international interconnections between Venezuela and Colombia, Colombia and Ecuador, and Ecuador and Peru.

Additionally, in Brazil, the companies in which CTEEP has a shareholding operate almost 5,000 km of circuits and 11,000 MVA of transformation. Also, ISA has a 11.11% share in the Empresa Propietaria Red (EPR), which operates the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC), which comprises a transmission line of 1,800 km that makes possible the operation of the Regional Electricity Market.

In countries where USA is present, energy transport (for being a natural monopoly) is a regulated and independent activity within the productive chain of the electricity sector, whose expansion is awarded through bid processes, preceded by the political will of governments to private investment; therefore legal stability conditions in different countries affect business management.

There are different business models: ownership of assets in Colombia and Chile, concessions in Peru (REP) and Brazil, and BOOT contracts in Bolivia and Peru (Transmantaro and ISA Peru).

In general terms, revenues associated with the provision of energy transport are regulated and indexed to macroeconomic variables such as PPI, CPI (or their equivalents in different countries) or the exchange rate of the US dollar in Colombia.

The electrical infrastructure crosses various territories, so environmental, social and property taxes are critical issues during the stages of the asset lifecycle.