The event is organised by Ente Operador Regional (EOR) and seeks to raise awareness of the regional electricity market's current status and prospects for development.
EOR, with headquarters in El Salvador, was created in 1966 by the Central American Electricity Market Framework Agreement as part of a project to interconnect the region's electricity networks.
René González, EOR's executive director, commented that, "the event is aimed at all energy producing, transmission and distribution companies, as well as regulators and operators in Central America, Mexico, Colombia and other countries in North and South America," writes Laprensagrafica.com.
New investment opportunities open up with the coming into force in November of the regional regulations for the sale and purchase of electrical power.
EOR's executive director, René González, indicated during the third Regional Electricity Market Convention in San Salvador that, "we are now moving from the transitional phase into the main stage in the project, from a regulatory point of view, which will enable greater integration," according to an article published on 7dias.com.do.
Report of technical and commercial management of the Regional Operating Agency in December 2011.
The Regional Operating Agency (EOR in Spanish) is responsible for "leading and coordinating the operation of the Regional Electricity System (SER in Spanish) and administrating the Regional Electricity Market (MER in Spanish), with transparency and excellence, according to the Regional Regulations."
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is the only company authorized to sell electricity to other countries in the region.
Approval of the ICE as the sole exporter of energy to the Central American market was granted after a vote on a bill entitled the Second Protocol for the Framework of the Central American Electricity Market Treaty, which was approved with 35 votes from the 42 representatives in attendance.
Negotiations have started to evaluate alternatives for integrating the Mexican electricity market into Siepac.
Salvador Lopez, temporary president of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC) told Prensalibre.com that in the meeting they will start to assess the legal mechanisms that could be used to realize the integration.
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