Panama watch: Hydro operations, solar licenses, wind farm

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Panama Power Holdings (PPH) reported that subsidiary Hidro Caisán satisfactorily completed test operations of 67MW hydro El Alto.

In a filing to Panama securities regulator Supervalores, PPH said national dispatch center CND authorized the plant to begin commercial operations.

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Central America power interconnection commission CRIE recently approved El Alto's connection to regional grid Siepac.


Public services regulator Asep granted four provisional photovoltaic power licenses for a combined 30.7MW.

Panameña de Energía Solar is behind projects II (9.9MW), III (9.96MW) and V (9.96MW), and Gallegos Solar plans to develop Los Gallegos (0.9MW). The solar parks are planned for Coclé province.

The companies have 12 months to submit documents to secure definitive licenses.


Fersa Energías Renovables announced plans to break ground next year on the 102MW first phase of Panama wind project Toabré.

Asep last month pushed back development timetables for Fersa's projects.