Nicaragua , Panama and Costa Rica

Central America energy watch

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central America energy watch

Panama’s environment ministry approved the environmental impact study submitted by Ecoener Fotovoltaico Panamá for the 5MWn (6.27MWp) San Juan solar project in Chiriquí province.

The Spanish company secured a provisional license last year for the planned park from public services regulator Asep.


Panamanian lawmakers introduced a draft bill to the national assembly to expand fiscal benefits related to the use of natural gas to the transport sector.

The proposed legislation, available here, would reform the incentives regime for the promotion of the construction and operation of natural gas-fired power plants.

“In Panama, more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from economic activities associated with land, passenger and cargo transportation,” according to Edwin Zuñiga, one of two legislators who proposed the bill.


Nicaragua’s national assembly approved a reform to the energy stability law to incorporate electromobility that includes tax breaks for the acquisition of vehicles and watercraft. The modification is available at this link.


Costa Rica’s government published a decree that declares of public interest the collection of information to prepare a national energy balance which the energy subsector planning department (SEPSE) will publish annually starting this November.

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