Colombian Electricity in Central America

A 480 MW thermal plant under construction in Colombia could export electricity to Central America.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The U.S. company Inin Corp., is studying exporting energy to Central America and the Caribbean from its Termo Palermo project in the Colombian department of Magdalena, which will have a capacity of 480 MW, said company general manager, Jorge Castellanos.

"Termo Palermo is in development and has been approved by the Colombian energy and gas regulator, CREG, Castellanos said, adding that they have authorization for a project on the site, which could be very large, possibly using two types of fuels and with the potential to export to Panama and the Caribbean when the new connection is ready", reported

The Termo Palermo project consists of two stages, in each stage a separate unit with power generation 240MW will be put into operation.

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