Guatemalan Grid to be Extended with 850 km of lines

Investment by Grupo Energía de Bogotá, for an 850km extension, will amount to about $357 million and works must conclude in October 2013.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The extension of the transmission electricity network in Guatemala by 23% with the addition of 850 km of new 230 kilovolts lines, is being managed by the Colombian company Grupo Energia de Bogota, which won a tender issued in 2009.

"Their project is behind schedule, says a report, as they initially calculated that 77.97 per cent in the works would be complete by August and at the moment only 37.16 has been done," reported Prensa Latina.



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Panama: Fourth Transmission Line Could Cost $480 million

February 2016

The Electricity Transmission Company said it plans to put out to tender surveying services this year and the construction of a fourth transmission line next year.

Etesa this year expects to tender surveying and management of environmental permits required for the development of the project that aims to transport electricity from production centers to areas of high demand.

Environmental Review of Panama-Colombia Electricity Connection

August 2015

The Panamanian Ministry of the Environment has hired a consultant to assess the risks and costs of the choice of route for the transmission line proposed by the binational company Interconexión Eléctrica Colombia Panamá.

The Ministry hired an international consulting firm to undertake the analysis of costs and risks of the proposal submitted by Interconexión Eléctrica Colombia Panamá (ICP), which was already approved by Colombia and only requires approval from Panama before it can go ahead.

The Energy is There But Not The Transmission Line

April 2014

The lack of an electrical transmission line from hydropower plants in Chiriquí stands out against the backdrop of energy rationing being suffered in Panama.

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Tender for Third Transmission Line Postponed

August 2013

Submission of proposals for the design and construction of the third power transmission line in Panama has been postponed until August 9.

Prensa.com reports: "This project is part of the investment plan by the state run company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A.(Etesa), and although the reference price does not appear in the tender conditions, it is estimated that the new 230 kilovolt line, which starts at the community of Veladero (Chiriqui) and goes to the substation Panama II, will cost $146 million. "

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