Panama readies power call, demand nears record

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Panama energy authorities tasked state transmission company Etesa with issuing a power supply call for 200MW thermo as demand grows.

Data from national dispatch center CND reveals that maximum capacity demand in June hit 1,455MW following a record 1,466MW set in March.

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Supply will be divided into two periods: one starting January 2015 for six months and another for five years starting July 2015, according to an energy department resolution.

The call is part of measures energy secretary Víctor Urrutia announced in recent days to tackle a still-critical energy system. Other measures include a fourth transmission line and renewed impetus on energy efficiency and savings.

Etesa supply calls underway are 02-14 and 03-14 for thermoelectric and solar plants, respectively.

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