Panama nears limit for power generation

Panama's electricity consumption continues to set new records that edge ever closer to maximum generating capacity.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The National Dispatch Center reported that demand yesterday was the highest ever – 1,059 megawatts, compared with a capacity of 1,072 megawatts.
Because of scant rainfall, water levels in the nation's main hydroelectric dams are close to minimum levels.

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Monitoring Guatemala´s Electricity Market

October 2015

Guatemala is attracting investments in the energy sector because of the availability of natural resources, incentives to develop renewable energy projects, and its strategic position which allows the development of a foreign market.

From a statement issued by Agexport:

According to records from the Bank of Guatemala in the first half of 2015 $216.3 million entered the country and was allocated to this sector, which represents 39.4% of total FDI. According to the Observatory of Electric Power at the Competitiveness Department at AGEXPORT, most of these investments have been earmarked for power generation projects.

Industrialists Demand Recognition for Power Supply

November 2013

The industrial sector in Panama is saying that during last summer's crisis they were only paid for the energy generated without receiving recognition for the installed power.

They have asked the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) to recognize the 300 megawatts of electrical power that they have installed in their plants.

No end in sight for Nicaragua's growing energy crisis

May 2008

Nicaragua's energy crisis is growing ever more severe because of the absence of investment in the electricity industry, said Lorena Lanza Espinoza, a senior Energy official.

Nicaragua, Central America's smallest power market, requires some 500 megawatts a day of electricity, but demand is growing by 5 percent a year and the country has no way of meeting it.

Mexico to sell power to Guatemala

April 2008

From May of next year, Mexico's state-owned Federal Electricity Comission (CFE) will begin to sell Guatemala 200 megawatts of power under a five-year accord signed in 2006.

The CFE has built transmission lines to the border, but work remains to be done on the Guatemalan side before the accord can be implemented.

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