Energy: Lack of Infrastructure to Benefit from it

Central American countries do not take advantage of the electric transmission line that connects them, because the poor infrastructure at the local level prevents the exchange of energy at the maximum level.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Managers of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) believe that the lack of electrical installations, especially in the stations of each country, are an obstacle to achieve a reduction in final tariffs to consumers.

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According to Prensalibre.com, CABEI president Dante Mossi explained in an interview that "... the 1,800 km transmission line that connects the region from Mexico to Panama has the capacity to transport 300 megawatts/hour, but the limitation of each country's stations prevents exchange at its maximum level."

Mossi added that "... Central America has enough energy, about 1,200 megawatts/hour on average per country, but appropriate facilities are required so that it can be exchanged at prices established by supply and demand, to the benefit of consumers.

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According to the director, the region would benefit in cases where a country has excess energy when its dams are full during the rainy season, and could sell its surplus at a low price to others affected by droughts or other natural phenomena.

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