Honduras: Private Sector Calls For Energy Imports

The guild is demanding the government to open up the market in order to allow companies to buy energy from abroad and reduce dependence on state power supplies.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The private sector is seeking to solve the energy crisis in Honduras by asking for regulation to be made flexible in order to allow direct import of energy for companies.

Emin Jorge Abufele, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortés (CCIC), told Laprensa.hn: "... 'If Enee does not have the capacity to supply, it must allow market liberalization. They should let us buy energy ... the private sector should be able to go directly to Guatemala to buy energy and pay a toll to the Enee to bring the energy in. Everyone would negotiate the price and brings energy to their business.'"

The CCIC President said that "... the Enee does not have enough credibility to get credit abroad, because it is not even been able to pay what it owes to thermal power generators in the country."



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