Businessmen request not to interfere with energy union

A potential energy crisis forces Central America to join efforts in this matter with itself and with Latin America.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

It is very important that governments do not interfere with the progress reached so far, as well as with future projects.

This was one of the conclusions reached yesterday in the electric integration panel of the 4th Ibero American Business Encounter, hosted by the National Association for the Private Enterprise



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Lack of Regulation Prevents Energy Delivery (2)

February 2013

A year ago the news was the same: the rules for the Electric Interconnection System for Central America have not yet been defined.

This is preventing the confirmation of a power purchasing deal between AES El Salvador and Hydro-Xacbal of Guatemala.

On Monday January 16, 2012 we published in CentralAmericaData.com:

CABEI Finances Final Works on Regional Electricity Interconnection

February 2012

The CABEI will provide $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Network Owner Company (EPR) signed an agreement on Wednesday for $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

Electrical Interconnection Tests Mexico - Guatemala Resumed

September 2009

This electrical interconnection system is expected to operate at full capacity by the end of October.

Testing will last three weeks, beginning next Friday.

"...the first phase will take two days, and comprises the interconnection between Mexico and Guatemala, while the energy systems of the rest of Central America will be synchronized; El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama", explained Romeo Rodríguez, vice minister of Energy and Mines.

Honduran businessmen seek electric interconnection with Mexico

December 2008

The Mexican consulate held talks with the businessmen to update them on the state of the project that was signed with Guatemala and in order to know when the interconnection with Honduras will occur.

Mexican consul, Marco Antonio Blanco, explained that the project will cover from Mexico to Colombia, passing through Central America and that the objective is to form a regional electricity market that will be made up of all the state electricity companies of the participating countries.

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