Energy: Honduras Exports 1,250 MW Daily

The country has an energy production capacity of 1,294 MW, of which it consumes a maximum of 1,115 at peak hours.

Friday, May 15, 2009


This was stated in a report by the National Electricity Company (ENEE), which also indicated that excess production is exported to the Regional Energy Market (MER), which takes place in low demand hours, between 9 pm and 10 am.

The report also detailed that of the 1294 MW generated, 747.5 MW (58%) come from thermal plants, 446 MW (34%) come from water sources and the remaining 101 MW (8%) are produced by mills, factories and thermal plants belonging to the ENEE.

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