Panamanian government adopts energy-saving measures

The Panamanian government today launched an electricity-saving program aimed at reducing the growth of demand as international oil prices reach unprecedented highs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The decision was included in a resolution of the National Public Services Authority (ASEP). ASEP officials explained that they are introducing preventive measures now to avoid rationing in the future.
Starting today, air conditioners in public offices cannot be turned on until half an hour after the work day begins. They must be turned off an hour before closing time. The equipment must be set to maintain temperatures no lower than 23 degrees Centigrade.

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V International Symposium on Energy in Panama

August 2012

Organized by the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP) and the Secretary of Energy, the event will be held on 10th and 11th of October at the Hotel El Panama.

As has become traditional, this symposium will bring together more than one hundred professionals related to energy, industrial companies other economic activities, as well as representatives from public institutions.

Panama Revokes License for Wind Project Chorcha I

January 2010

The provisional license given to company "Recursos Renovables de Panamá" to develop wind farm Chorcha I was revoked.

In a press release, ASEP, the Panamanian public services authority informed of "the cancellation of the Provisional License granted to RECURSOS RENOVABLES DE PANAMÁ, S.A.

Panama: Hydroelectric Projects Exceed $1.35 Billion

April 2009

The 15 hydroelectric projects currently under construction in Panama have a value of $1.35 billion, and they will increase the installed capacity by 600 kilowatts.

As reported by the Authority of Public Services (ASEP), the majority of the projects are being developed in Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro, on rivers with large flow.

Costa Rica: New plan boradens private investment in energy

April 2008

The need to increase production of electricity from renewable resources opens the way for co-operatives and public service companies to build their own energy plants.

The initiative is included in an law amendment that the Executive Branch will send to the Legislative Assembly this week.

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