Energy Supply: Concerns in Honduras

As a result of the debt that the National Electric Energy Company has with the generators, the business sector fears that in 2020 there will be rationing in the supply of electricity.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

For the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), it urges that the Honduran government cancel the debt to the power generators, which totals about $568 million. If the obligations are not paid, severe service rationing could be reported in the middle of next year, according to productive sector forecasts.

Cohep President Juan Carlos Sikaffy told that "... This serious problem that the Enee is causing to the generators, not only with its credit entities, but it eliminates the confidence of the investors and the risk that we have is that we are at the doors of energy rationing if the corresponding measures are not taken in the short term."

The article adds that "... Representatives of the private company and of the power generators showed their concern because they consider that there is a complete abandonment in the rescue of the Enee."

In October 2018 an agreement was signed for the reform of the electricity sector, but so far only the issue of tariff increases has been fulfilled.

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