Panama: $600 Million for Coal Plant

The Government expects to invite bids for the construction of a coal power plant in 2010.

Monday, September 14, 2009

It would generate 300 megawatts, and could be operational in 2014.

Wilfredo Jordán wrote for Prensa.com: "The State could do the investment, and state-owned company Egesa could operate it, or it could be done under a concession model".

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Controversial Tender for Electrical Equipment in Panama

October 2013

A modification in the tender by Empresa de Generación Eléctrica, S.A. (Egesa) for the rental of power generation equipment could favor one of the participating companies.

So say some of those interested in the tender launched by the state run company Empresa de Generación Eléctrica S.A.

Upcoming Energy Tenders in Panama

March 2013

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.

Licenses Granted for 302 MW Wind Projects

June 2012

The National Authority of Public Services in Panama confirmed the award of a permanent license to operate the ‘Rosa de los Vientos‘ project, and a provisional license for project ‘El Aguila ‘.

From the respective statements:

The National Authority of Public Services resolves to:

Panama to Rent Thermal Power Station

December 2009

Egesa, the state-owned electricity company, will rent a 100 MW thermal power station to cover the existing energy deficit.

This deficit was caused by other generation companies, who failed to supply the amount of energy required by contract. These companies will cover the costs of renting this additional plant.

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