Regional Power Interconnection In June 2012

The project is 90% complete, and will end with the construction of the last 150 km of power transmission lines.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jose Enrique Martinez, general manager of the company that owns the network (EPR) pointed out that the sections that are most behind are those covering the Costa Rican territory, due to problems created by theft of power cables.

He added to, "We are in the final phase of this project (...) we expect to complete the bulk of the project this year and finish it completely in the second half of 2012."

The next stage to come into operation is the part which joins El Salvador and Guatemala, testing will start on the Honduras - El Salvador section.

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Official Start of Regional Electricity Market

June 2013

On June 1 the Regional Electricity Market Rules and the Supplementary Detailed Procedure Electrical Interconnection System for Central America became effective.

"It's a big step forward for electrical integration. These are rules designed to operate the SIEPAC line and power transmission capacity between countries with greater intensity," said the executive director of the Regional Operating Agency (EOR), Rene Gonzalez.

CABEI Finances Final Works on Regional Electricity Interconnection

February 2012

The CABEI will provide $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Network Owner Company (EPR) signed an agreement on Wednesday for $4.5 million to complete the financing of the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

Electricity Interconnection Scheduled for March 2012

December 2011

Works on the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC in Spanish) are reported to be 95% complete, and are expected to be operational in March 2012.

At a cost of $490 million, the interconnection line extends from Guatemala to Panamá, with capacity to transport between 200 and 300 megawatts of electricity.

Regional Electrical Interconnection by End of 2011

July 2010

This is the date by when Central American countries propose to have completed the regional power grid.

By the end of next August the link-up of Costa Rica and Panama is expected to be finished and by October that of Guatemala with El Salvador, says Enrique Martínez, general manager of the Central American proprietary power grid company (EPR in Spanish).

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