Honduras Analyzes Energy Saving Plan

The plan approved by the Council of Ministers includes the implementation of special times in public offices and multi-hourly rates among others.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The program includes energy audits at state agencies in order to establish benchmarks for savings, the implementation of multi-hourly rates and a new tariff schedule.

It also includes traffic management plans to be implemented by municipal authorities.

"The plan includes instruments which should be agreed with civil society to ensure the effectiveness of the measures while Congress is responsible for discussing the Law on the Rational Use of Energy," said Natural Resources Minister, Rigoberto Cuéllar to The Herald.

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Because of problems in power plants the capacity for energy supply has been reduced from 1,400 MW to 1,200 MW, not enough to meet demand which now reaches 1,375 MW.

The energy crisis in Honduras has already forced the ENEE to ration the supply of energy in order to supply the entire country, albeit intermittently. There is currently a shortfall of about 200 MW to meet growing demand.

Energy Congress in Honduras

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Entrepreneurs are invited to take part in the sixth edition of ExpoEnergía, to be held from June 7 to 11 at the Convention Center in San Pedro Sula.

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Upcoming Energy Tenders in Panama

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In April Panama will launch tenders for the supply of energy using coal-natural gas, and is preparing another tender for wind power.

"After the blackout that knocked out power to the country for four hours on Monday the government has accelerated the adoption of a series of measures to ensure a sufficient power generation system and the ability to transmit it.

Panama: Restrictions on Electricity Consumption Lifted

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As of June 16 on the temporary restriction on neon signs, advertising billboards and similar devices, implemented in March due to power shortages, will be eliminated.

From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services Panama:


"... ORDER to lift the temporary restriction of powering neon signs, advertising boards or similar devices and decorative lights in buildings, parking lots and monuments ordered by the National Authority of Public Services by Resolution No.7175-Elec AN of March 14, 2014 and its amendment."

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