Honduran Textiles Will Generate Power

The textile industry is developing a project that would allow bio-generation and save 30% on electricity.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jesus Canahuati, director of the Honduran Manufacturers Association, explained that steam boilers will be installed in textile plants and that in a first stage they expect to generate 70 megawatts.

The measure seeks to combat the rising cost of electricity, a determining factor in the cost structure of the industry.

The executive added that works will be completed in 20 months and the energy produced will supply part of the 300 MW used by the textiles manufacturers located in the north.

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Industrialists Demand Recognition for Power Supply

November 2013

The industrial sector in Panama is saying that during last summer's crisis they were only paid for the energy generated without receiving recognition for the installed power.

They have asked the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) to recognize the 300 megawatts of electrical power that they have installed in their plants.

Licenses Granted for 302 MW Wind Projects

June 2012

The National Authority of Public Services in Panama confirmed the award of a permanent license to operate the ‘Rosa de los Vientos‘ project, and a provisional license for project ‘El Aguila ‘.

From the respective statements:

The National Authority of Public Services resolves to:

Honduras Prohibit Electricity Generation with Diesel

November 2011

In the span of next year, power generation by burning diesel will be prohibited by decree.

The manager of the National Electricity Company (ENEE), Roberto Martinez Lozano added that within an estimated period of two years the ban will be extended to included power generation with bunker fuel.

Panama: 30 energy generation projects under construction

September 2008

Some 30 energy projects are being built and will have a total combined capacity of more than 52 megawatts (MW).

According to the report from the National Public Services Authority (ASEP), the projects include several hydroelectric, carbon, and aeolian (wind) plants.
In order to reorder the energy market, the regulatory authority had to take several actions, including re-awarding contracts for hydroelectric projects that were cancelled. Of the 35 concessions that were cancelled, 20 have been awarded and 15 are still available, explain Victor Urrutia, administrator of Asep.

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