Episode 6: Grupo Energía Bogotá – Sustainable and competitive energy, keys to a greener life

We bring you the sixth episode of BBVA Greenfluencers, where we will discover from Álvaro Villasante, Vice President of Business Management and Innovation of Grupo Energía Bogotá how the company is pursuing the goal of transforming the energy sector by promoting one of the greatest solar and wind energy potentials in the world: La Guajira.

• Did you imagine that natural resources could be a fundamental pillar of a region's wealth?
• How has La Guajira become one of the world's solar and wind powerhouses?
• Do you know how Grupo Energía Bogotá's energy sustainability efforts help the development of local communities?

Summary text:

In the sixth episode of BBVA Greenfluencers we have the opportunity to talk to Álvaro Villasante, Vice President of Business Management and Innovation at Grupo Energía Bogotá. Through him, we learn first-hand about the sustainable initiatives implemented by the company to transform the energy sector and people’s lives.

This time our conversation takes place in the heart of Colombia, in the magical and idyllic setting of La Guajira. This is a large region occupying the northernmost peninsula and it represents the values of a young, dynamic country where the wealth of natural and social resources is very important.

Villasante talks to us about the major efforts in terms of sustainability that are being made by the Group, a regional leader in energy: “For the next 200 years we want a sector that is capable of transforming and improving quality of life and that is clearly focused on decarbonisation. More than 80% of new investments in electricity generation are in made in renewable energies, while technologies such as green hydrogen or sustainable mobility are also surfacing.”

Villasante, during his conversation at BBVA Greenfluencers with Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, Head of BBVA CIB in Colombia, explains the importance of La Guajira, being one of the places with the greatest energy tradition in Latin America, and specifically the place where Grupo Energía Bogotá is building one of the most important projects in its history: a transmission line that will allow for more than 1,200MW of electricity, mostly from wind power sources, to be connected to the grid for the future of Colombia.

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