Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras Electrical Interconnection

With an investment of $ 4.5 million, Nicaragua will complete the power line joining Costa Rica and Honduras in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Officers of the National Electricity Transmission Company (Enatrel) stated that completion of the lines will expedite the purchase and sale of energy with the other Central American countries through the Electric Interconnection System for Central America (Siepac).

El Nuevo Diario reported comments by representatives of Enatrel, "Among the work carried out in Nicaragua is the installation of 310 kilometers of 230 kV (kilovolts) lines and also the construction and expansion of the Ticuantepe II and Sandino substations, which are expected to be completed in the coming weeks."

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CABEI Finances Final Works on Regional Electricity Interconnection

February 2012

The CABEI will provide $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Network Owner Company (EPR) signed an agreement on Wednesday for $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

Electricity Interconnection Scheduled for March 2012

December 2011

Works on the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC in Spanish) are reported to be 95% complete, and are expected to be operational in March 2012.

At a cost of $490 million, the interconnection line extends from Guatemala to Panamá, with capacity to transport between 200 and 300 megawatts of electricity.

Regional Power Interconnection In June 2012

August 2011

The project is 90% complete, and will end with the construction of the last 150 km of power transmission lines.

Jose Enrique Martinez, general manager of the company that owns the network (EPR) pointed out that the sections that are most behind are those covering the Costa Rican territory, due to problems created by theft of power cables.

Regional Electrical Interconnection by End of 2011

July 2010

This is the date by when Central American countries propose to have completed the regional power grid.

By the end of next August the link-up of Costa Rica and Panama is expected to be finished and by October that of Guatemala with El Salvador, says Enrique Martínez, general manager of the Central American proprietary power grid company (EPR in Spanish).

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