El Salvador , Panama and Puerto Rico

Caribbean, Central America power watch

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Caribbean, Central America power watch

Puerto Rico’s energy regulator PREB said it will open on Friday the second tranche of the island’s renewable energy and storage call that seeks 500MW each of generation and storage.


EOR, operator of Central America power grid Siepac, released a technical report on the current state and results of corrective actions to raise the oscillation damping level.

The document, available here, falls under a third phase of a project to improve dispatch reliability that began in 2017.


Panama’s public services regulator Asep will hold a public consultation from September 19 to October 27 for a proposal related to the operation of electric vehicle charging stations, as outlined in the country’s electromobility promotion law.

For its part, state power transmission company Etesa said it recently began testing the first of two static synchronous compensators in the country - and Central America, according to Etesa - with an investment of US$43mn.

The equipment is installed at the Llano Sánchez and Panamá II substations in the provinces of Coclé and Panamá, respectively, and will help increase stability of 230kV lines.


AES El Salvador reported it is investing US$1.6mn to further incorporate advanced metering infrastructure.

The electricity distributor plans to have over 3,700 residential AMI smart meters in place at year-end in the departments of San Salvador, Santa Ana, Sonsonate and San Miguel.

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