Opposition to Thermal Electricity Expansion in Panama
Friday, July 25, 2014
Municipal authorities in La Chorrera reject the expansion from 96 MW to 156 MW of the thermoelectric generation capacity of the plant operated by Panam Generating.
Citing negative environmental impact on the area, the...
Costa Rica: Moratorium on Energy Waste Postponed
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The government has agreed with the municipalities that within a month it will analyze the effects of generating power using waste before lifting the moratorium in June.
The Ministries of Health and Environment and Energy...
Costa Rica: 49 MW Wind Farm Starts Operation
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The "Chiripa" park in Guanacaste consists of 33 1.5 MW wind turbines and is operated by the consortium made up of the Spanish firm ACCIONA and Grupo Ecoenergía from Costa Rica.
From a statement issued by ACCIONA Energy:
NO to Generating Electricity From Trash
Friday, July 11, 2014
In Costa Rica the Solis administration has decreed a national moratorium on all activities attempting to generate electricity from solid waste.
The decree signed by the Executive Branch took effect in...
Honduras: Purchase of 560 MW of Renewable Energy
Friday, June 27, 2014
The government has ratified contracts with hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal power generators for 450 MW, 70 MW and 40 MW, respectively.
A few days before the entry into force of the new...
Colombia's Interest in Energy Sector in Central America
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Hydroelectric projects and expansion of distribution networks are part of the opportunities that Colombian Power firms are looking to take advantage of in the Isthmus.
There are now three Colombian energy sector companies...
Colombian Energy Company Sets up in Costa Rica
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Energy EPM which already has a presence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama, has reaffirmed its interest in the region with the opening of another branch.
From a statement issued by EPM Group:
The Board of...
Honduras: $11 Million for El Nispero Damn
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
With the investment in two new turbines the plant 's lifespan has been lengthened and annual production increased by an additional 26 GWh.
In addition to reducing the high costs of maintenance,...
Panama to Add 80 MW to Generation Capacity
Friday, May 23, 2014
Two turbines have been added to the Miraflores power plant, raising the total generating capacity of the Panama Canal Authority to 232 megawatts.
From a press release issued by the Panama Canal...