Honduran businessmen seek electric interconnection with Mexico

The Mexican consulate held talks with the businessmen to update them on the state of the project that was signed with Guatemala and in order to know when the interconnection with Honduras will occur.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mexican consul, Marco Antonio Blanco, explained that the project will cover from Mexico to Colombia, passing through Central America and that the objective is to form a regional electricity market that will be made up of all the state electricity companies of the participating countries.

He said that the possibility exists for the private sector to become involved so as to speed up the development of the infrastructure that will be used for the interconnection and the establishment of the market in order to lower costs and supply the needs from the productive sectors and general population.

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Electricity Interconnection Scheduled for March 2012

December 2011

Works on the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC in Spanish) are reported to be 95% complete, and are expected to be operational in March 2012.

At a cost of $490 million, the interconnection line extends from Guatemala to Panamá, with capacity to transport between 200 and 300 megawatts of electricity.

Barriers to Regional Energy Interconnection

July 2011

Interconnecting Mexico, Central America and Colombia is no easy task, and the Darien obstacle is one of the largest.

More than 40 indigenous groups are connected to the Panamanian territory, and discussions and consultations are being conducted with them seeking authorization for the project feasibility studies.

Panama Discusses Electrical Interconnection

July 2010

The Government will discuss the Colombian electrical interconnection project with various sectors of the society.

The project aims to connect Colombia to Panama, effectively linking the electric market of the Andean Community with its Central American equivalent.

From Nacion.com: “Dennis Moreno, head of the Panamanian Public Services authority (ASEP), remarked that they have reached a “breaking point” in terms of regulation harmonization. This must be shared with the other Central American nations, before the funding and economic auctions begin. ‘We want this process to be transparent and respectful of environmental regulations’, he added”.

Electrical Interconnection Test Successful

April 2009

The tests for electrical interconnection between Guatemala and Mexico were done yesterday with positive results.

Electrical interconnection will allow Guatemala to purchase 200 megawatts of energy from Mexico and vice versa. If necessary, Mexico could buy up to 70 megawatts from Guatemala.

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