Panama: $44 million in Energy Projects

Construction of photovoltaic systems are part of the list of projects in the energy sector for which environmental impact studies were presented in December 2015.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The report entitled "Construction Projects in Panama - December 2016", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, provides a detailed list of major construction projects for which environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies were presented to the Ministry of Environment in December.

Hiperion Solar, SA presented an EIA for the construction and operation in the town of Gualaca, District of Gualaca, Chiriqui, of one (solar) photovoltaic system of 19.89 MW to be developed in an area of ​​46 hectares and 2,314 m2 which consists of 2 farms in which the project will be built, interconnecting with the Guasquitas substation.

The infrastructure to be developed and equipment to be used in the project corresponds to the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic system of 19.89 MW comprised of seven containers of 2,040 KVA 3 of 1,530 KVA and 1 in 1,020 KVA as well as 62.016 silicon monocrystalline photovoltaic modules, generators and inverters and a raised substation from which energy will be delivered to Guasquitas substation via a power transmission line.

The total investment cost was estimated by a system of proportional costing for the construction and the document states that the total cost of the project is $26,000,000.

Tecnisol II, SA submitted an EIS to establish, in the district of Chiriqui, District of David, Chiriqui province, a photovoltaic plant which will consist of a photovoltaic generator and a transformation system formed of different inverters. The project will include 10 containers of 1,000 kW each composed of two 500kW inverters inside. The total nominal power output of the inverters will be 10,000 kWn (10 X 1000 kWn).

The current generated by the PV array into alternating current will be sent through a medium voltage transmission line to the electricity substation Mata del Nance.

The document estimates that the total investment will be more ITBMS $17,912,955.07 (seventeen million nine hundred twelve thousand nine hundred fifty-five USD with 07/100).

According to the website of the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP), both projects have not yet registered concessions for power generation.

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