August 4, 2021 3:02 am

ENDE Transmisión SA, a subsidiary of ENDE Corporación, is executing the Project “Electric Transmission Line 500 kV Carrasco – Santivañez and Associated Substations”, the first infrastructure in extra high electrical voltage in the country, which marks a historical milestone in the construction and subsequent maintenance of this type of lines, since it represents a technological leap in the transport of electric energy, which puts Bolivia at the level of the electricity sector of the neighboring countries of the South American continent.

ENDE Transmisión SA, a subsidiary of ENDE Corporación, is executing the Project “Electric Transmission Line 500 kV Carrasco – Santivañez and Associated Substations”, the first infrastructure in extra high electrical voltage in the country, which marks a historical milestone in the construction and subsequent maintenance of this type of lines, since it represents a technological leap in the transport of electric energy, which puts Bolivia at the level of the electricity sector of the neighboring countries of the South American continent.

The construction of this project was reactivated by the current government, after it was paralyzed in 2020 by the previous government administration and by the pandemic.

The project that to date presents a physical execution of 81%, consists of the construction of a Transmission Line in 500,000 Volts, a simple triple with a bundle of 4 conductors per phase, its length is approximately 235.4 km. This line will connect the Carrasco Substation (existing), which is close to the Carrasco and Entre Ríos Thermoelectric Plants, with the expansion of the Santivañez II Substation located in the Santivañez area. It should be noted that this power line is built with completely Bolivian design, engineering and labor, allowing the generation of jobs in the project’s areas of influence.

This important project, whose conclusion is scheduled for the first semester of 2022, will strengthen the transmission of the electricity system in the central and eastern axis, providing greater reliability to the National Interconnected System (SIN), to guarantee the constitutional precept of universal access to basic service Of electricity.

Likewise, this project will consolidate the first step for the export of surplus electricity to neighboring countries. This fact will allow the country to generate additional resources, also allowing a better use of the generation of the system, which will be reflected in a lower operating cost and gas consumption.