Honduras: Secretariat Created for the Electricity Sector

The new entity, attached to the Economic Development Cabinet, will be in charge of the development and supervision of the electricity market strategy.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The entity will be in charge of the formulation, planning and execution of the strategies and policies of the electricity sector, as well as the integration with the regional electricity market. 

Laprensa.hn reports that "...The Secretariat of Energy will have two undersecretaries: Renewable Energy and Electricity, and Hydrocarbons."

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Little Leverage of Solar Energy

April 2018

As of February 2018, Costa Rica had an installed solar capacity of 27 MW, which is equivalent to only 0.76% of the equipment interconnected in the National Electric System.

According to a study carried out by the Costa Rican Solar Energy Association (Acesolar), whose final results will be published next month, Costa Rica is lagging behind in the use of solar energy, even compared to other Central American countries.  

Uncertainty Over Energy Investments in Honduras

June 2014

The delay in the full implementation of the new General Law on the Electricity Industry could cripple projects based on renewable resources up to 475 MW.

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El Salvador: IDB Loan for Power Plants

June 2011

The entity will fund up to 40% of the cost of the plants required by the tender held by Distribuidora Del Sur.

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Costa Rican Congress Approves $500 Million Credit

February 2009

The credit will be designated for the improvement of the electricity distribution network in the country.

Esteban Oviedo writes in Nacion.com: "Congress approved yesterday, in its first debate, a line of credit of $500 million from the Inter American Development Bank (BID) for the electricity infrastructure of ICE.

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