Natural Gas Plant Delays Start of Operations

The plant that AES Panama is building in Colón will start operating in August 2018 and not in May, as originally planned.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The company requested an extension from the National Public Services Authority (ASEP) to modify the commercial operation deadline, "... due to the complications that occurred in the construction of the transmission line which, according to the original design, incurred into lands belonging to the Waked Group."

Prensa.com reports that "... According to the initial layout, in the North Coast transmission line seven properties belonging to the Waked Group were affected by the development of transmission line. This required Gas Natural Atlántico to set up a special procedure with the OFAC of the US Department of the Treasury to allow for negotiation, construction and registration of the corresponding easement."

The plant, whose construction was started in May last year, will have three generators, three gas turbines and one steam turbine, reaching a total installed capacity of 381 MW. 

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