$64 million Investment in San Pedro Sula's Trash?

Mexican business representatives from an unknown Spanish company have proposed taking over the management of city waste, using it to generate energy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Laprensa.hn reports that "The business delegation representing the company Actea - Solar, founded with Spanish capital, met with Mayor Juan Carlos Zuniga to express interest in evaluating the possibility of investing in Honduras to help solve the problems of waste management using landfills. "

"... The businessman Eliseo Virueña explained that Actea Solar is a Spanish engineering company which designs, builds, installs and operates plants that use urban and industrial waste to provide electricity, heat, gas, or liquid fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. "

When searching the internet references of that Spanish company, only one news story can be found outlining the signing of an operations contract for the transfer of waste between a Peruvian municipality and Actea Solar Peru.

The Google link to the Acgteasolar.eu website includes the warning "This site may harm your computer".

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Energy: Regional Event in Honduras

April 2018

From June 5 to 9, companies from the energy industry will be gathering together in San Pedro Sula to take part in business conferences and discuss issues that are relevant to the sector.

The initiative is being run by state entities and the private sector, and will take place between June 5 and 9 at the Convention Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortés (CCIC) in San Pedro Sula.

Guatemala: Electricity Market in March 2017

April 2017

Seven new companies received business licenses as heavy users of the wholesale market in March.

From a Bulletin by the Wholesale Market Authority: 

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Costa Rica Does Not Want Private Power Companies

December 2014

Keeping limits on private power generation blocks investments and removes the possibility of reducing prices and improving competitiveness.

According to the Costa Rican government authorities, the country's electricity demand is covered until 2019, an argument which has been used to rule out the draft Contingency Power Act, which proposed increasing private power generation in the country.

Opportunities for Solar Energy in Panama

March 2014

Panamanian law provides tax incentives and flexibility in the processes needed to generate electricity through solar panels.

The amendments made to the legislation on energy in Panama creates opportunities for market generation and distribution of solar energy, there are a number of tax incentives and streamlining of red tape for companies investing in the sector.

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