With funding from two international banks, Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica will develop the Transmission Expansion Plan 1-2009.
"...As soon as the Expansion Transmission Plan (ETP) is finished, more than 30 power plants will be able to connect to the new energy transport system, contributing to the diversification of the energy network and reducing rates by an estimated 25%, according to the authorities in Guatemala's electricity sector. "
The National Assembly has approved a loan of $33 million with the South Korean bank Eximbank, to install solar panels in 15 municipalities, and another $10 million for electrification works in the Caribbean.
The $33 million loan with the Import and Export Bank of South Korea will be used to fund the installation of solar panels in 15 municipalities in the Autonomous Region of the North Caribbean, the Autonomous Region of the South Coast and in the department of Rio San Juan .
A report by Conservation Strategy Fund considers four options for the layout of the power line between Colombia and Panama.
While the main companies involved in the project, Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. and the Colombian state run Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA), are still in the "feasibility and design" phase, the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), "an international organization that trains people in the use of economic science to protect forests, rivers and other ecosystems", has drawn up a report on the financial costs, environmental, social and security risks, and suggested "... four possible routes on which to develop the power interconnection project. "
In April, four new companies received business licenses as Large Users in the Wholesale Market.
From a Bulletin by the Wholesale Market Authority:
New participants joined the wholesale market in April. Certifications were given to the Renace II Phase 1 Hydropower Station which has an installed capacity of 114 MW and Generador Distribuido Renovable Xolhuitz Providencia which has an installed generating capacity of 1.64 MW as well as the Jalapa substation of the transport company ETCEE and expansion of the Mixco substation belonging to TRELEC. The new users also include:
A Dominican company dedicated to providing consulting services, preventive and predictive maintenance on electrical systems in the energy, industrial and commercial sector
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (809) 540-8598 - (809) 540-8599
Our company with head office in the city of Panama and offices in Colon, offers services in electrical facilities in low, medium and high tension, air conditioning, control panels , etc.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 237-0386 - (507) 6868 2427
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