Panama: Documents Approved for Thermal Energy Tender

The National Authority of Public Services has approved a proposal for a tender submitted by the Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica to contract out 200 MW.

Monday, August 25, 2014

From a resolution issued by the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP)


"... those who can take part are " ... proponents who demonstrate through ASEP certification that they are carrying out the formalities for applying for a license for generation or capacity expansion of a current license. "

Resolved to:

"...FIRST: APPROVE the tender document submitted by the Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A. (ETESA) for the Competitive Concurrency Act ETESA ICB No. 04-14, for hiring Short Term Single Power Supply, exclusively with Thermoelectric Generation Power Plants, for the period of January 1, 2015 until June 30, 2020, which addresses the requirements of the Company Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, S.A., la Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, S.A. and Elektra Noreste, S.A., which is included as Annex A to this Resolution, and that is an integral part of it.

The Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica (Etesa) must publish details of the tender on its website.

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