Colombian Power Companies Visit Honduras

Representatives from 12 companies in the Colombian electricity sector are exploring investment possibilities.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Camilo Acebedo, from Colombia's chamber of commerce, indicated that after meetings held with various people from the sector he believes that there great opportunities for investment but that adjustment are needed to regulatory considerations.

"Employers taking part in the trade mission represent manufacturers of inputs for the electricity sector, power generation companies, distributors and energy buyers and sellers," reports Proceso Digital in its web portal.

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El Salvador: Energy Investment Incentives

October 2012

Public land will be offered for the installation of power plants to companies that are chosen in the tender for the supply of 350 MW.

At the launch of the new tender for 350 MW, representatives from the Salvadoran government announced incentives to investors, among which is the leasing of state-owned land for the installation of power plants.

Foreign investment Returns to Guatemala

October 2012

In the first six months of 2012 FDI amounted to $770 million, mainly devoted to the activities of energy, mining and textile industries.

In the first quarter FDI reached $405.9 million and $364.6 million in the second, surpassing the $523.5 million in the first half of last year, according to data from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat).

ENEL has $127 million to Invest in El Salvador

July 2011

Since litigation began in 2008 regarding the funding of LaGeo, investment plans in El Salvador have ben stalled, but are now coming back into effect.

An article in Laprensagrafica reports that the company Enel will invest $127 million in El Salvador next year as part of the original plan which was based on an agreement with shareholders that the Italian company would provide more capital, in exchange for just over 50% of the shares of the geothermal company LaGeo. This investment plan has been frozen since 2008 after ENEL began arbitration proceedings against ENEL Investment Energy (INE) and the Lempa River Hydroelectric Executive (CEL) because they wouldnt allow the funding.

Panama to Invest $ 4.377 Million in Energy

November 2010

The number includes the total investment for the electricity sector between 2010 and 2015.

The $ 4,377 million represents 22.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009.

"The bulk will be hydro generation with $ 2.655 million with a contribution to the electrical grid of about 841 megawatts, half the country's current installed capacity," published Prensa.com.

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