Colombia's Isagen mulls power plant in Panama

Isagen, a Colombian company, is preparing a feasibility study for the construction and operation of a power plant at the Petaquilla mining concession in Panama.

Monday, July 7, 2008


The aim is to provide electricity not only to Petaquilla but also to other mines in the area.

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Panama: Carbon plant to be built at the Petaquilla Mining project

September 2008

The Petaquilla Mining project for the exploration of copper, selected the CH2M HILL Company to carry out the preliminary engineering for a new carbon plant.

The plant will be located in Punta Rincon, Colon, and will provide energy for the copper mine and support installations.

Colombian Electric Company Looking to Invest in C.A.

July 2009

The Colombian company Isagen would invest in El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

Isagen sees a potential market in these countries because of the high growth in energy demand. The mixed state-private capital company is betting on energy generation and commercialization.

Armando Gómez, internationalization manager of the company, was quoted by La Prensa Gráfica: "We are studying new ventures abroad, and we have identified hydroelectric generation projects as feasible. However we are also considering alternatives like thermoelectric generation, but that will depend on the availability of fuels."

Nicaragua Increases Energy Generation

June 2010

The country surpassed the 1.100 MW mark, as a thermal plant known as “Solidaridad”, started operations.

64% of the energy generated in Nicaragua corresponds to thermal sources, while the remaining 36% corresponds to renewable energy.

Emilio Rappaccioli, Minister of Energy and Mines, told “Some of the thermal plants undergo maintenance periods or stop operating due to technical issues.

El Salvador: Tender for 350MW Declared Void

March 2012

The process was unable to be completed after the withdrawal of offers from firms with capacity to generate electricity required.

The company DelSur on Monday declared void the tender for the generation of 350 MW, equivalent to one third of the El Salvador’s national demand, which it had planned to contract out for 15 years from 2016.

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