Single company dominates aeolian (wind) energy licenses in Panama

Of the 24 licenses for wind power generation that are currently being processed, eight are for the Enrilews S.A. Company.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The eight concessions for the Enrilews S.A. Company are at the stage where the corresponding environmental impact studies must be presented. The projects will be located at sites as far as Colon, Cocle, Chiriqui, Veraguas and Eastern Panama.

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Delay in Panamanians Wind Projects

June 2009

Funding pledged by international banks hit by the global financial crisis must be replaced by other sources of capital.

In other cases, the government has denied the necessary operation permits due to breach of requisites.
Actions by environmentalists, who want to prevent the use of the Santa Fe National Park for a wind farm, claiming "ecological fragility" of the area have also influenced in the delay.

New Wind Energy Park in Panama

February 2009

By the middle of the year, the company Fersa is planning to start the construction of the Toabré Wind Farm, located in the Cocle Province.

Tagnia Shocrón wrote in an article on Laestrella.com.pa: "A multinational under the name Enrilews, SA, is involved.
The Toabré Wind Farm will generate up to 225 megawatts (MW) when work is completed, supplying 9% of local demand.

$311 million for Wind Farm in Panama

October 2008

Spanish firm, Fersa, has obtained authorization from the Government of Panama to build and operate the first wind farm in the country.

The construction of the first phase of the project, which will generate 150 MW, will start in the second quarter of 2009. Fersa plans to invest $311 million (225 million euros) and expects the farm to be operational by the end of 2010 and should reach a production of 540,000 gigawatts per year.

Companies research potential for wind power in Panama

May 2008

Two foreign companies are researching the mountains of Panama to identify potential sites for wind farms.

The companies said that wind power could save Panama as much as $500 million a year in oil bills.
Test towers have been erected in the central provinces of Coclé and Veraguas, and at La Chorrera, some 35 kilometers from the capital.

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