Roundup: Panama capacity, Paraguay grid, Venezuela generation

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Panama's national dispatch center CND released a report on long-term firm capacity in place for 2015.

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Avantha Group company CG signed a contract with Paraguay's state power firm Ande to provide eight single and three phase transformers totaling 420MVA as part of the country's expansion of its 220kV and 66kV grids.

"This contract represents the strengthening of approximately 15% of Ande's current transformer capacity. Ande's grid also faces difficulty due to distribution losses which are amongst the highest in the region," Avantha said in a statement.

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Venezuela's power ministry announced it had reached an agreement with state oil company PDVSA which will increase diesel supply 2.8Ml/d for electricity generation.

In a statement, minister Jesse Chacón Escamillo said the additional fuel for thermoelectric plants would allow hydroelectric turbines to come offline during periods of low demand and that that would allow the level of the Guri dam to increase. He said this year has been the driest for the Caroní basin since 1950.

BNamericas will host its 11th Southern Cone Energy Summit in Lima, Peru, on November 12-13. Click here to download the agenda.