Regional Electricity Interconnection Takes First Step
The first section of the network between Veladero, Panama, and Rio Claro, Costa Rica has been completed.
Friday, November 26, 2010
The interconnection system will be implemented gradually, according to Edgar Navarro, secretary of the Regional Electric Interconnection (CRIE).
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.
This electrical interconnection system is expected to operate at full capacity by the end of October.
CAF approved $16.7 million to partially finance the Electric Interconnection System for the Countries of Central America, the multilateral organism reported today in a release.
Interconnecting Mexico, Central America and Colombia is no easy task, and the Darien obstacle is one of the largest.
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