Panama beefs up power generation to beat the shortfalls

As it fights to overcome electricity shortfalls, Panama has 24 power projects under construction or at the planning stage.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Of 14 hydroelectric projects, three each are slated to come on stream this year and next. Two new thermal plants are expected to become operational next year.
In all, the projects under construction and those on the drawing board are expected to add almost 1,700 megawatts to Panama's generating capacity..

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