Distribuidora de Materiales Productos y Suministros S.A and Novacom S.A. were awarded with the contracts to supply power transformers for replacement and reserve.
The National Institute of Electricity in Guatemala received offers from two companies and awarded a contract with different amounts to each one. The company Novacom SA was awarded a contract for $788,000, and the company Distribuidora de Materiales Productos y Suministros S.A another contract for $5.3 million.
The state run electricity companies have signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint research activities and establish a legal framework for the future exchange of energy in the regional electricity market.
Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica del Río Lempa (CEL) of El Salvador, which has an installed capacity of 472 megawatts, and the Instituto Nacional de Electrificación (INDE) of Guatemala were responsible for signing this agreement which will facilitate energy trade.
It only takes one small community to raise its voice against a project for the development of the electricity transmission network in the country for it to be halted.
Restrictions on the supply of energy in the country will continue if the level of investment is not increased and the obstacles that communities put on new electrical infrastructure projects and the maintenance of existing ones are removed.
The Government has contracted, without using a tender process, the Brazilian company Intertechne for geotechnical analysis of the Xalalá hydroelectric project.
According to the National Electrification Institute (INDE), the contract was assigned as an urgent purchase. It has been divided into 3 phases, the first and second, in which $4.9 million will be paid, are for the evaluation of the designs presented in 2005, including geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical studies.
The Guatemalan government plans to raise $400 million to produce 181 megawatts of hydroelectric power in Alta Verapaz.
This was announced by the chief of Energy and Mines (MEM), Erick Archila. Initially, "the design of this project included generating up to 350 MW, however, in 2005 a study reduced its potential to 181 MW which is the same as the current proposal by the the country's energy authorities," noted an article in S21.com.gt.
The Electrical Interconnection System for Central American countries will be a decisive factor in reducing the cost of electricity at the regional level.
According to Ibrán Bueso, a legal advisor for the National Electricity Company (ENEE) in energy, one of the objectives of consolidation of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (Siepac) is to strengthen the competitiveness of the region by reducing its energy costs.
The expansion of the Atlantic Road will be funded with a donation of $50 million and other $50 million in loans.
The Taiwanese government will donate $50 million for the expansion of the Atlantic Highway, and has also authorized a soft loan for another $50 million for the project which has a cost of $119 million.
AES Panama is the largest electricity generation company in Panama, in terms of installed capacity as well as delivered energy.
AES Panama is a subsidiary of AES Corporation, with headquarters in Arlington, Virgina, United States, and holds the 49% of shares in the operations of this generating company.
Since late 2007, AES Panama owns four hydroelectric plants with an installed capacity of 482 Megawatts: Bayano (260 MW), Estí (120 MW), La Estrella (47.2 MW), and Los Valles (54.8 MW).
Our main clients are the three energy distribution companies in Panama: Elektra Noreste, S.A., Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, S.A., and Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, S.A., which represent the 95% of the company’s energy sales. The remaining 5% corresponds to energy sales to Great Costumers, which are businesses with monthly energy consumption greater than 100 kilowatts.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 206-2652
In late 2005, AES began developing the Changuinola hydro power project and currently the project is in the phase of building the roadways to access that facility. The formal cornerstone laying ceremony took place on October 25, 2007.
The project's total completion represents an investment of approximately $563 million and the estimated date for the Changuinola hydro power plant to go into commercial operation is the first quarter of 2011. Through this new facility, AES contributes to the country's development and helps face the growing demand of energy in Panama, which requires an additional 50 MW each year.
The construction of the new Changuinola I Hydro Power Plant:
* is an asset to Panama
* will generate clean and 100% Panamanian energy
* will create opportunities for previously excluded populations
* will contribute to solve the country's energy situation
* will help Panama to continue growing
The construction and operation of the hydro power plant will be under the responsibility of AES, a multinational energy corporation with world-class standards and an active presence in Panama.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 206-2600
"Integral Energy Solutions" for both the domestic and commercial market. Our mission is to design, develop and install modern systems of renewable energy which support the environment.
Operates in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2290 0668 - (506) 2290 2422
XPERTEC is a firm of engineering and consulting dedicated to the development of electric generation and transmission projects. We are headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica but offer our services throughout Latin America.
We have a multidisciplinary team with vast experience in the design and development local realities and international market trends, applying the latest technology available XPERTEC is well positioned in its market.
Operates in Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua
Phone: (506) 2289 5515 - (506) 8382 6756