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Hydroelectricity nears major boost with $1 billion investment in Panama

Monday, April 11, 2011

A $1 billion dollar investment in hydroelectricity in Panama will start to pay off this year for producers and consumers.

Seven new plants  in the final stages of construction will add. 432 megawatts to the grid boosting the country’s hydro output to 1,114 megawatts, covering 90 percent of current demand.

The largest  new generator is the Chan 75 project constructed by AES Panama. It has a capacity of 223 megawatts.

Original source: Newsroom Panama