We dare to be different to carry out innovations and develop tailored solutions for our clients.
GRI (103-1) Innovation is part of our DNA; it is a transversal axis to the Organization and it is implicit in two of our cultural pillars: “We dare to be different” and “We are agile and reliable,” which allows us to find new ways to advice our clients, to generate new-business models and be flexible when it comes to finding a solution that suits our clients, allowing us – in addition – to better manage our assets to sustainably contribute to the diversification of the country’s energy matrix and present innovative solutions that have a positive impact on our Stakeholders.
Exploit core businesses
Scale emerging businesses
Experiment with future growth options
Explore high-potential initiatives
In our strategic business planning by horizons – where innovation is oriented to the four horizons, with a greater emphasis on the medium and long term (H3 and H4) – the Innovation Team guides the incubation of business ideas or use of technologies up to the stage of commercial pilots, so that there is a progressive integration of the key areas to fine tune and scale the product (H2), and finally consolidate it as a business in commercial exploitation (H1).
In 2021, we consolidated work cells to strengthen businesses, such as Energy Efficiency, resulting in a portfolio of services for our clients; likewise, in Information Technology (IT) and data-analytics projects, we have developed agile methodologies for project execution.
Finally, we have formed a dedicated team for the design and development of comprehensive digital solutions for digitization projects, using cutting-edge technologies.
GRI (103-3) The highlights of our management in 2021 were:
Our Own (C-IN1) Below, we highlight the investment in innovation that we have made in recent years:
The increase presented during 2021 corresponds primarily to the following initiatives:
These are our short-, medium- and long term challenges:
AMI: Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Internet of Things (IoT): A digital interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet. Thus, they become intelligent objects that send and receive data to improve their individual and integrated functionality, both individually, as well as integrated to the elements connected.
Microgrids: A group of distributed loads and energy resources with a clearly defined electrical frontier, which has the ability to be self-sufficient and operate in isolation or in parallel with the electrical system to supply local demand.
Minciencias: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia.
Muverang: An electric-mobility venture, developed jointly with SURA and Bancolombia, which seeks to contribute to the development of sustainable cities.