Energy Crisis Grows More and More Serious

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture in Panama is urging the private sector to adopt urgent energy saving measures in order to avoid programmed blackouts.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) has asked the private sector to implement, with the utmost urgency, actions to reduce electricity consumption in order to delay the possibility of rationing, as if savings are not made, blackouts could be scheduled promptly.

"Our guild is working in conjunction with the National Secretariat of Energy, the National Council of Private Enterprise (CoNEP) and the Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP), to coordinate actions to avoid compulsory measures, which would be critical to the country's productivity," said Jose Luis Ford, president of the CCIAP.



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