Studies for Electric Transmission Line Resumed

Commissions have been formed for Etesa to initiate technical, environmental and social studies, which will be used to decide the route the line could take within the Ngäbe-Buglé Region.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The commissions will have to specify where to build the structures for the electric transmission line with capacity for 280 megawatts, which will have an extension of 328 kilometers, of which 107 will be inside the region. 

See: "Central America: $1.2 billion in energy projects"

The work carried out by the commissions that are made up of delegates, professionals, academics, local and traditional authorities, consists of " ... defining the route that the line could take and the sites that should be avoided so as not to affect the territory of the region. In addition, they will carry out environmental impact studies and determine the social priorities that the community will have for the development of the project."

See also "Energy Projects in Panama"

An article in Prensa.com adds that " ... the commissions must present a report during the next ordinary congress, which will be held in May in Cañaveral, district of Santa Catalina-Bledeshia, in which space will be given for addressing the project of the fourth transmission line."

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For the third time the deadline to deliver the project to build 866 kilometers of lines under Energy Transportation System Expansion Plan in Guatemala has been postponed, this time until 2020.

The extension now granted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines is for three years and two months starting from September, when the work was due to start operating completely, under the responsibility of Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica SA (Trecsa).

Tender: Electricity Works for $81 million

August 2016

Panama is inviting bids for supply and services for the repowering of the Panama II-Chepo Line and the new LT Chepo -Meteti, 230kV and associated substations.

Panama Government Purchase 2016-2-78-0-08-LP-007309:

"This contract includes the completion of the project called "Transmission Line Panama II-Chepo-Metetí -230 KV "consisting of:

Awards: Electricity Transmission Network

January 2015

In Guatemala an award of lots one and three has been made to Fersa and Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana, respectively, for the works to expand the national grid.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has awarded four of the five lots which are included in the tender.

Preparations to Construct Third Transmission Line in Panama

February 2014

On February 26 the contractor Odebrecht will start construction and will have a timeframe of 920 days to complete the work.

Starting February 26, the construction company Norberto Odebrecht will have 920 days to carry out the works for the third power transmission line. Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. gave the order to proceed on Wednesday.

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