Honduras: Three Power Contracts Endorsed

The Legislature has approved on their third reading contracts for wind power in a 3,615 MW project, an electrical project in La Ceiba and one in Colón.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

From a statement issued by the National Congress of Honduras:

Congress approved on a third and final debate contract 70-2010 containing Annex 10, a support agreement to comply with a supply of 3,615 MW of associated energy from wind resources subscribed between the National Electricity Company (ENEE) and General Equipment Supply company S.A.

Also approved on a third and final debate was contract 233-2014, for power supply and electric power, sent by the Executive Branch through the Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mining (Serna), signed by the ENEE and the company Renewable Energy Developers SA, for the installation of energy an project in the Atlantic, located in the city of La Ceiba, department of Atlantida at a price per megawatt hour of $114.14 and power base price with a value of $8, 92.

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