COTESA offers several services to meet the demands of the energy sector and integrates the select group of national private companies with consolidated expertise and competence in the area. This is possible thanks to permanent investment and attention dedicated to the qualification of its human resources and in the development of its own and customized technologies.
We have our own Operations Center with a trained and certified team
We have local teams working directly in the plants
Owner engineering services and commissioning solutions
Management in the Free Energy Market
COTESA has its own Operations Center and a team trained and certified to act within the operational requirements and to ensure the availability of the operated systems. Operating on a 24×7 basis it continuously monitors risks and flaws, which enables immediate action to be taken to ensure the necessary repairs are done in the shortest time possible. This decreases the likelihood of damage and loss to the client due to unexpected power failure.
Currently, the company operates about 1,500 MW from Wind Farms, Photovoltaic Power Stations, and High Voltage Transmission Lines to SHPs.
The services provided by COTESA include real-time operation, before and after operation support and the creation of manuals, procedures, normative instructions and maneuvering and systems energization plans. The company also works with Operations Engineering, keeping a critical eye on its own processes and results.
While in the scope of Operations Engineering, COTESA represents its clients in the institutional relationship with the National Electric System Operator and other regulatory and sectorial departments. Furthermore, the group engages in special situations, such as the protection of external agents, forced shutdowns, first energization of equipment, access to transmission facilities, elaboration of operational agreements, among others.
COTESA has local teams working directly in the plants who are qualified to perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance, according to manufacturers and clients’ criteria, aiming at the maximum availability and reliability of the systems. So far there have been 192 thousand man-hours in maintenance. Engineering professionals, through the best computer management resources, accompany all procedures in order to ensure a strict planning, standardization and traceability of processes.
The performance of maintenance services is integrated to the operation, which ensures the desirable operational functioning. Furthermore, COTESA manages performance indicators in order to monitor deviations, ensure the action taking at managerial and strategic levels, and optimize resources. It also manages the system for calculating transmission and the monthly calculation of clients’ services and charges before the National Electric System Operator (NSO), including the necessary technical disputes to the reduction of any discounts.
In addition, COTESA operates services on live-lines of up to 600 kV and offers support to the preparation of technical documentation, hiring of suppliers and equipment acquisition. The group also ensures that each contract has a contingency plan adapted to its idiosyncrasies and aimed at reestablishing the systems affected by accidents (so as to preserve the integrity of the facilities, the surrounding areas and the environment) by taking fast and efficient action.
COTESA offers Owner Engineering services, encompassing a set of competencies such as:
The company also offers test and commissioning solutions to substations, SHPs and transmission lines, in direct and alternating currents. The aim is to guarantee that systems, machines and equipment comply with design requirements and ar in appropriate operating conditions. The commissioning solutions include technical assistance during the energization tests and during the initial phase of the operation, which increases range of control.
COTESA offers its clientes who wish to migrate to the Free Market the ‘Management in the Free Energy Market’ as well as consulting services. The group analyzes consumption and demand and tracks opportunities. It purchases and sells of energy, manages processes before regulation entities and manages generators before the Electric Energy Trading Chamber.