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In El Salvador industrialists state that capacity to generate energy is not lacking, what is needed is investment to improve capacity of the transmission lines.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In the opinion of the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists, the expansion proposal presented by the Salvadorian Transmission Company (Etesal) is fundamental in order to be able to upload the energy that will be generated from new projects, such as the solar power plant that is planned for construction in Usulután or the natural gas plant that Energía del Pacífico plans to build in Acajutla.

See also "Central America: $1.2 Billion in Energy Projects"

Juan Ceavega, Energy Manager at the ASI, told   "... "It does not matter who develops the project, we need it done because we are falling behind. What does worries us? The CNE has done a good job in making new projects, has granted ones with natural gas, photovoltaics, wind, (but) aha, how are they going to transport that? We have to grow in terms of transmission'."

"... In the view of the union, the important thing, more than the total cost, is a long-term issue, it is ensuring that the expansion is carried out at the lowest possible cost, and the most urgent is prioritized and not left merely as a plan on paper. 
For that, they point out that Grupo CEL has to validate the costs of the projects that together make up ETESAL's expansion. In that line, they believe that to date the CEL has done a good job with what has already been approved by the SIGET, phase zero, which are the lines between Acajutla and Ateos, and a part of phase one, which includes improving some substations after a meeting with the distributors."

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Energy in Guatemala: Investment Planned for 2016

May 2016

As part of the expansion plan of the PETNAC 2016 transport system, investments have been planned in construction of new power substations, remodeling work on existing lines and construction of new ones.

From the document "Indicative Generation and Transmission Plans 2016" by the National Electric Energy Commission:

Environmental Review of Panama-Colombia Electricity Connection

August 2015

The Panamanian Ministry of the Environment has hired a consultant to assess the risks and costs of the choice of route for the transmission line proposed by the binational company Interconexión Eléctrica Colombia Panamá.

The Ministry hired an international consulting firm to undertake the analysis of costs and risks of the proposal submitted by Interconexión Eléctrica Colombia Panamá (ICP), which was already approved by Colombia and only requires approval from Panama before it can go ahead.

Nicaragua: $ 70 million for Power Grid

February 2011

The loan from the European Investment Bank will finance the improvement of the national electricity transmission network.

The loan will finance the expansion and improvement of energy supply, increasing efficiency, improving service reliability and increasing power generation from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal and wind.

$45 million for laying out power lines in El Salvador

February 2009

Investment made by Empresa Transmisora de El Salvador (Etesal) is designated to improve and expand the energy distribution networks. published in its website that "The majority of the investment will be targeted in the La Unión zone, for which has been projected to designate $22 million to install a substation and transmission line."

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