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October 2012


Grupo Energía de Bogotá - Fabio Chaparro Award celebrates its sixth version

Bogotá, Colombia, 24 October 2012

Sixth version of Grupo Energía de Bogotá - Fabio Chaparro Award that acknowledges the best graduate programs on the energy sector in  Colombia, Perú and Guatemala, countries where it operates.
Bogotá, 24 October 2012. Grupo Energía de Bogotá, through the Fabio Chaparro Awards, annual awards prices on innovation, research and construction papers in the natural gas and electricity sectors, prepared by undergraduate and graduate students from universities in Perú, Guatemala y Colombia.

In this sixth version, 40 papers were submitted, 25 from undergraduate students, 1 in specialization, 10 in masters and 3 PhD. The finalist of the undergraduate, specialization and masters categories will be recognized with COP15 million, according to the price received, and PhD student will receive COP20 million.

In addition to this financial price, the summaries of papers awarded the first price will be published in Grupo Energía de Bogotá's and affiliated Web page.

From its first version in 2007, over 150 students have participated in the Fabio Chaparro award. 23 prices have been awarded, and more than US$80 thousand in prices.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday 25 October at 5PM, in America room located in the first floor of Grupo Energía de Bogotá's facilites in Cra. 9 No. 73 – 44.

About Grupo Energía de Bogotá

Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to a market enjoying one of the largest demand in the country and greatest in size, in addition it has control of the largest natural gas carrier in the country, TGI S.A.  In Perú, it company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, while CALIDDA is in charge of distributing natural gas in Lima and Callao. In that same country, ISA, participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in the country. In 2010, it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- that will build the most important energy infrastructure project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of 2013.  In addition, it holds a portfolio of significant investments in large companies in the energy sector, amongst which the following stand out CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and in a lesser scale ISA and ISAGEN.

More information
Saray Méndez
3268000
Cel. 3214928624
smendez@eeb.com.co

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