El Salvador to Host Electriciy Market Convention

The third "Regional Electricity Market Convention", held on 29 and 30 July, will focus on the market's current status and its outlook.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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.

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