"Colombia Power Report Q4 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Oct 23 2014

The outlook for the Colombian energy sector is broadly positive, with demand for electricity steadily growing, and the government having recently taken several positive steps towards encouraging investment in the sector . Overshadowing this optimism are ongoing concerns about security. The distances between urban, electricity-consuming populations and sources of hydroelectric power are great, and the FARC considers many of these parts of the country to be under their control. Sabotage of power infrastructure projects is, unfortunately, commonplace.

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Colombia's mining and energy planning unit has released an ambitious 2013-2027 electricity strategy aimed at boosting power sector capacity. The plan, which aligns with government efforts to encourage investment in the energy sector in order to meet growing demand for electricity, is a positive step for the sector and accords with our broadly positive outlook for the Colombian market. However, the sector received a blow in August on the back of the news that the government's planned sale of its stake in electricity provider Isagen, which had been one of the cornerstones of its broader plans to stoke investment in the country, has been delayed by up to a year. The setback underlines the challenges that Colombia will face in the years ahead as it attempts to modernise its energy infrastructure and diversify the sector.

Hydroelectric power continues to contribute to 75% of total consumption in Colombia, despite the inherent problems associated with this source of energy. This overdependence is even more acute in years of low rainfall. The sector faces other setbacks, such as protests at construction sites and a risk of attack in zones that the FARC guerrillas consider to be their own.

During the period 2014-2018, BMI forecasts Colombia's overall power generation will increase by an annual average of 3.6%, reaching 75.2 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018. Driving this growth are annual average gains of 4.0% in...

The Colombia Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Colombia Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

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* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Colombia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

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