Energy Balance Colombia

First useful Energy Balance and Energy Efficiency Gap for Colombia

Planning Authority for Energy and Mines – UPME in Colombia. An institution of the Colombian Ministry of Energy. And CORPOEMA

Duration August 2018 – April 2019

Tasks of IREES

  • Co-leader of the project together with our local partner CORPOEMA

  • Design and develop an excel based tool for calculating the Useful Energy Balance

  • Support our local partner with technological perspectives as well as methodological inputs

  • Quantify energy losses and estimate an energy efficiency gap with necessary investments

  • Conduct and moderate workshops and interviews with different institutions in Colombia (ANDI, DANE, Energy Utilities, etc.)

  • Support the review on available and critically discuss the approach to results

  • Calculate together with our partner CORPOEMA the first useful energy balance for Colombia for the most important economic sectors (Transport, Industry, Residential, Tertiary)

Project partner



Dr. Felipe Toro
Dr. Felipe Toro