Panama: 565MW in Wind Generation

To date regulators have issued five final permits for wind generation totaling 565MW.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Licences were issued to Fersa for projects Toabre (225MW) and Anton (105MW) and to Unión Eólica Panameña for projects Nuevo Chagres (169MW), Marañón (18MW) and Portobelo (48MW).

Panamanian Public Services Regulator, ASEP, "is evaluating 14 other wind projects which will would generate a total of 1.48GW," reported Bnamericas.com.

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Wind Power in Panama

May 2012

Five private projects have been licensed for the development of wind energy projects, with investments totaling about $1 billion.

The five projects approved by the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) are in the province of Cocle.

The most advanced is "Toabré", belonging to the company FERSA Panama SA, and which is already under construction between the communities of Penonomé Toabré and Tolu.

Licenses to Generate 336.8 MW of Wind Power

January 2010

Panama granted "Unión Eólica Panameña" licenses to install, operate and exploit 4 wind power farms.

The public services authority of Panama granted the company provisional licenses to install, operate and exploit the wind farms called Nuevo Chagres, Portobelo Ballestillas, Marañón and Rosa de los Vientos, capable of 42.5, 59.5, 850 and 194 MW, respectively.

New Wind Energy Park in Panama

February 2009

By the middle of the year, the company Fersa is planning to start the construction of the Toabré Wind Farm, located in the Cocle Province.

Tagnia Shocrón wrote in an article on Laestrella.com.pa: "A multinational under the name Enrilews, SA, is involved.
The Toabré Wind Farm will generate up to 225 megawatts (MW) when work is completed, supplying 9% of local demand.

$311 million for Wind Farm in Panama

October 2008

Spanish firm, Fersa, has obtained authorization from the Government of Panama to build and operate the first wind farm in the country.

The construction of the first phase of the project, which will generate 150 MW, will start in the second quarter of 2009. Fersa plans to invest $311 million (225 million euros) and expects the farm to be operational by the end of 2010 and should reach a production of 540,000 gigawatts per year.

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