Founded in 1998, Panama's state transmission company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. (Etesa) operates lines with tensions equal to or greater than 115kV, substations, transformers and related equipment. Its transmission system is formed by ten stretches of 230kV power lines that run from hydro plant Bayano to substation Progreso on the Costa Rican border and associated substations. The system also includes two stretches of 115kV lines, one linking thermo plant Bahía Las Minas to substation Panama I and the other joining substation Caldera to hydro plants Estrella and Los Valles. Etesa provides transmission services under an extendable concession running until 2025, granted by local public services regulator Asep. In 2014 it issued its first call for tenders for solar generation projects.
Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A.
Plaza Sun Tower, Av. Ricardo J. Alfado, El Dorado, 3º piso, Ciudad de Panamá, Panama