Electricity Network: Investments Required

About $200 million is estimated to be invested in improvements to the Central American network, both nationally and regionally, to avoid the recurrence of service interruptions that occurred days ago.

Friday, September 20, 2019

On September 16, a power failure in Honduras caused the interruption of the service of approximately 40% of the area that make up the Central American countries that are interconnected.

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In this regard, René González Castellón, executive director of the Regional Operator Entity (EOR), explained that "... The transmission system is not strong enough to handle a fault in one path' that causes overloads in others, automatically, and collapses transmission lines."

Panamaamerica.com.pa reviews that "... Gonzalez added that the Regional Electric System (SER) is interconnected from Panama to Mexico. Thus, when a failure occurs in one country there can be unusual operating situations in the others."

According to EOR estimates, $208 million needs to be invested in the regional transmission network, of which $72 million corresponds to projects linked to the Honduran system, where the failure was registered days ago.

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