Nicaragua Analyzes Inviting Bids for Wind Power

The legislation would require wind power generators to be contracted through a bidding process done by the distribution companies.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

By conducting a competitive bidding process they expect to achieve lower average cost of power generation.

"Unofficial sources from the energy sector told La Prensa that this is a possibility being studied in depth, to make wind power generators present their contract proposals with lower average generation costs."

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State Wind Energy is Three Times More Expensive

December 2012

In the tender for energy from clean sources convened in Costa Rica, private wind generators offered a kilowatt hour at $0.0830.

The cost per kilowatt hour generated at the wind farm belonging to the public National Power and Light Company (Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz or CNFL in Spanish) is $0.22.

Panama Invites Tenders for Wind Farm

November 2011

On November 8th, the country's national electricity transmission company (ETESA in Spanish) will receive offers for the 14-year wind power contract.

The renewable energy contract is the first tender process of its kind carried out by the Panamanian government and has generated interest in investing in this technology.

Costa Rica Invites Tenders for Wind Power Purchase

September 2010

Costa Rica's state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE) is to buy up to 50 MW of wind energy.

ICE is to receive offers for wind farms with nominal potential of between 20MW and 50MW. Interested parties should submit bids including the project's financ, design, construction, inspection, set up, operation, maintenance and subsequent transfer to ICE.

Panama Invites Bid for Wind Power

July 2010

The country’s state power company, Etesa, is to purchase 150 megawatts of wind power generated by wind farms now under construction.

The bid is scheduled for the end of the year, while the wind farms are due to begin generating electricity in 2013.

The Panamanian Public Services Authority (ASEP), Etesa and the National Energy Council will work on a bill to regulate wind power.

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