A sustainable mobility initiative, El Dorado Airport lighting system, a concession for the use of biogas, and artificial intelligence applied to energy efficiency, were the innovative bets of the winning projects of the seventh version of the Efficiency Energy Award, delivered by Andesco (union association of public service companies), the Ministry of Mines, UPME (mining and energy planning unit) and Findeter (financial company for land development).
The award, which has four categories, seeks to recognize projects that has shown results in the energy area in the last three years. Vanti S.A. received one of the four awards being recognized for its Sustainable Mobility “Transmilenio Project”, for buses with Euro 6 natural gas technology in Bogotá.
The initiative included the construction of six mega natural gas fast-fill service stations at existing Transmilenio facilities and three additional ones for the Integrated Public Transportation System of Bogotá (Sitp).
“The projects that were nominated for the award represent investments of $ 414 billion. The initiatives reported an annual energy saving achievement of 452 GWh per year, which is almost equivalent to the monthly energy demand of the manufacturing sector in the country. In addition, they indicated a greenhouse gas emission reduction calculation of 8 million tons of CO2,” said Camilo Sánchez Ortega, president of Andesco.
“This year’s projects were focused on comprehensive management systems; renewable energies for different uses; sustainable mobility projects; strategies for the use of waste; optimization in transmission lines, in thermal plants, and in oil pipelines; retrofit systems; changes of combustion systems; platforms for managing and monitoring assets in real time; and storage systems for seed conservation,” added Liliana Zapata, General Secretary of Findeter.