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Panama confident on power needs despite drought

Monday, August 17, 2015


Despite the drop in hydroelectric production due to the drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon, Panama has the energy needed to meet the demand over the coming months.

Ivan Barría, director of the electric distribution company Etesa, said that the average growth of energy demand is about 6%, which means about 100 megawatts must be added a year to the existing supply. In the next few months new thermal plants producing 189 MW will be added.





Source: Newsroom Panama