The Electricity Market in Central America
Central America’s energy matrix contains an increased amount of hydrocarbon based generation, while the regional interconnection promises to reduce costs through economies of scale.
Monday, August 13, 2012
In the past two decades Central America has not been too successful in achieving sufficient electricity generation with a stable supply at competitive prices.
Interconnecting Mexico, Central America and Colombia is no easy task, and the Darien obstacle is one of the largest.
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.
Service problems in Costa Rica and Honduras are holding back implementation of the proposed Central American electrical interconnection.
CAF approved $16.7 million to partially finance the Electric Interconnection System for the Countries of Central America, the multilateral organism reported today in a release.
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