El Salvador: Operations begin at Talnique Central Thermal Plant

The expansion has been going on since March 2008 and the nine generators are scheduled to start commercial operations on March 9.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Elsalvador.com reports that "The expansion at the Talnique thermal plant has been going on since March 2008 and the nine generators are scheduled to start commercial operations on March 9."

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License Suspended for 200 MW Thermal Plant

February 2017

The provisional license which had been granted to Coal Power S.A. to build a thermal 200 MW electricity generation plant in Colon, Panama, has been annulled.

From resolution AN No. 10872-Elec of January 20, 2017:

RESOLVED: FIRST: DENY the request for extension submitted by the company COAL POWER, S.A., a company duly registered on Sheet 827976, Document 2561851 of the Section on Business Persons in the Public Registry of Panama, for the construction and operation of a thermal electricity generation plant, called COAL POWER, to be developed in the village of Cativá, district and province of Colon, with an installed capacity of 200 MW; 

Panama: 58 MW Thermal Power Plant

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It has been announced that construction has started on diesel power plant, in Sabanitas in Colon.

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An article on Prensa.com that "... The company Jinro Corp. yesterday announced the start of construction of a power plant, at a cost of $11.5 million, to generate 57.8 megawatts of energy, despite opposition from the inhabitants of Quebrada López, in the village of Sabanitas, district of Colon. Excecutives of the company explained that the plant does not use coal, but diesel, due to concern from the inhabitants over resulting environmental pollution."

Panama: Thermoelectric Station Changes Over to Gas

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Eighteen months is the timeframe for transforming the thermoelectric plant operated by Generating Pan Am Generating en La Chorrera, replacing bunker fuel with natural gas.

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Finnish-built power plant to provide 50mw boost for El Salvador

May 2008

A US$62.2 million expansion of the Talnique power station will add 50 megawatts to El Salvador's generating capacity.

Work is already underway on the second phase of the expansion and should be concluded by the first quarter of next year, said Nicolás Salume, president of the Río Lempa Hydroelectric Commission (Cel).

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