Panama: 30 energy generation projects under construction

Some 30 energy projects are being built and will have a total combined capacity of more than 52 megawatts (MW).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

According to the report from the National Public Services Authority (ASEP), the projects include several hydroelectric, carbon, and aeolian (wind) plants.
In order to reorder the energy market, the regulatory authority had to take several actions, including re-awarding contracts for hydroelectric projects that were cancelled. Of the 35 concessions that were cancelled, 20 have been awarded and 15 are still available, explain Victor Urrutia, administrator of Asep.

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Panama Cancels Licenses for Power Plants

March 2017

The Public Services Authority is in the process of canceling licenses for plants for which construction has not yet started or are showing signs of not being able to move forward with projects.

To date the Authority of Public Services (ASEP), reports that it has canceled about 35 licenses and concessions for generation projects, using both thermal and renewable power plants. The total amount of MW that have been canceled is 700 MW in thermal plants and 150 MW in hydroelectric projects, which should have been ready in 2020.  

Industrialists Demand Recognition for Power Supply

November 2013

The industrial sector in Panama is saying that during last summer's crisis they were only paid for the energy generated without receiving recognition for the installed power.

They have asked the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) to recognize the 300 megawatts of electrical power that they have installed in their plants.

Licenses Granted for 302 MW Wind Projects

June 2012

The National Authority of Public Services in Panama confirmed the award of a permanent license to operate the ‘Rosa de los Vientos‘ project, and a provisional license for project ‘El Aguila ‘.

From the respective statements:

The National Authority of Public Services resolves to:

Panama: Plans Approved for 270 MW Thermal Energy Plant

April 2011

The Panamanian Public Services Authority (ASEP) has granted Panama NG Power a provisional license to develop a gas power plant to generate electricity.

The project, known as Telfers, is located in Colón province and will have installed capacity of 270 MW delivered by two combustion turbine generators (CTGs), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and one steam turbine (STG).

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