Studies for the Panama - Colombia interconnection will be put to tender

The bidding process for the contract for the environmental impact studies of the transmission line that will link the Central American and South American markets will begin in early September.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The construction of the electric interconnection lines between Panama and Colombia which is being carried out by the Transmision Electrica, S.A. company (Etesa) and Interconexion Electrica (ISA) will take between 24 and 36 months. There are other important aspects that must be completed with the project's program, such as basic engineering and pre-designing and regulatory harmonization between the two countries to establish the cost of using the line.

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Rights to Use Electrical Interconnection Auctioned

May 2012

It is hoped that the auction for the allocation of capacity rights on the Panama-Colombia electricity interconnection line will "guarantee sufficient income to ensure its implementation".

The auction for the allocation of capacity rights on the Panama-Colombia electricity interconnection line will take place on July 3, reported

Central American Electrical Interconnection to Begin in 2010

March 2009

Service problems in Costa Rica and Honduras are holding back implementation of the proposed Central American electrical interconnection.

Issac Castillo, manager of Transmisión Eléctrica S.A., announced in "The electricity interconnection line in Central America will begin operations in sections beginning in 2010.

BID Positioned to Finance Panama-Colombia Electrical Interconnection

February 2009

The project is in the stage of analyzing the financials, economics, technical feasibility, and environmental impacts. publishes: “Once they comply with these requirements and, taking into account the conclusions of the analyses, the board of directors of Banco Interamericano will approve or reject the negotiated credits.”

$215 million for the electric interconnection of Panama and Colombia

July 2008

Last week, Panamanian and Colombian authorities agreed on acceleratating the process of electrical interconnection.

The electric line will run for 614 kilometers, connecting substation Panamá II in El Pedregal with Cerromatoso in Colombia. 55 kilometers of underwater cable are included, 40 of them in Panamanian territory.

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