El Salvador Sells Power to Panama

CEL reported that in the months of July and August 80mV / h were exported to Panama.

Monday, November 1, 2010

In 2009 total sales amounted to $ 128 million.

Nicolas Salume, president of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Río Lempa (CEL), said: "We have been exporting 80 megawatts in previous days, because their top hour is one hour ahead of ours (in El Salvador)."

"The transaction was possible because the Central American electrical systems are connected," published Laprensagrafica.com.

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