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Panama to invest $420 mn in power line
Aug. 22, 2011 - latino.foxnews.com
Bogota – Colombia and Panama will invest $420 million to construct a power
line that will start in the northern region of the Andean nation and could eventually
connect with all of Central America, the energy and mines minister in Bogota
- Carribbean-wide power grid under discussion in Puerto Rico
May 15, 2011 - Karen Hollish - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas - energycentral.com
Officials from islands across the Caribbean gathered in Puerto Rico recently to discuss interconnecting utilities to reduce electricity costs, promote reliability and reduce fossil fuel use in their home communities.
- Recovery prospects dim for Haiti electric utility
Feb 24, 2010 - Associated Press
Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city's neighborhoods.
- Venezuela to mull electricity offers from Colombia, Brazil
Feb 17, 2010 -- EFE
The Venezuelan government said it will consider electricity offers from Colombia and Brazil, a day after indicating the country could find its way out of a severe power crisis with domestic supplies, state-run media reported Wednesday.
- Areva wins $400 million contract in Brazil for HVDC transmission link
Dec 17, 2009 - Electric Light & Power
Bethesda, Md., December 17, 2009 — Areva’s Transmission and Distribution division won an order worth about $400 million by IE Madeira for a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission link in Brazil.
Of Argentina Power Transmission Line Soar 70%
Dec 1, 2009 - Matthew
Cowley - Dow Jones Newswires
Authorities on Tuesday set aside an extra
$512.5 million to complete construction of a power transmission line in northern
Argentina, as costs have soared more than 70% over budget.
Guatemalan presidents inaugurate cross-border power project
2009 - Xinhua
Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his Guatemalan counterpart
Alvaro Colom inaugurated a cross-border power project in the Guatemalan border
state Retalhuleu on Monday, according to news reaching here.
company commissions HVDC for long transmission link
Aug 5, 2009 -
Transmission & Distribution World
The Abengoa Group has commissioned
ABB for key technology for the world’s longest power transmission link to
be constructed in Brazil.
Guatemala: Coast linemen to establish electricity in villages
17, 2009 - Royce Armstrong - McClatchy-Tribune Regional
Six linemen from the Gulf Coast will be spending the next
two weeks in Central America helping light up two small villages.
Rico, Colombia study undersea cable proposal
Dec 11, 2008- The Associated
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia are
studying the possibility of building the world's longest undersea power line to
carry electricity from South America to the Caribbean island.
to supply energy to Argentina to cover shortage
May 2, 2008 - The
Brazil's Energy Minister says the country will supply
Argentina with energy to make up for a shortfall during the upcoming Southern
to supply energy to Argentina: minister
Mar 19, 2008 - Xinhua
Brazil will supply energy to Argentina during the winter season so as to
relieve the neighbor from the energy crisis, Brazilian Minister of Mining and
Energy Edison Lobao confirmed Tuesday.
Nations Take First Step Toward Regional Power Grid
Nov 20, 2007 -
Senior energy officials from five Andean nations agreed here Monday
to work on a project that will connect the electricity network in the region.
"The meeting was very fruitful. We have taken the first step," Chilean Energy
Minister Marcelo Tokman told a press conference after a meeting with his counterparts
from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.
Caribbean electricity grid, how possible is it?
Nov 20, 2007 - The
With the rising cost of electricity associated
with the increasing cost of traditional fuels, such as oil, one businessman possesses
the vision of a multi-source electricity grid that encompasses the entire region.
American nations to solicit power grid study
Nov 19, 2007 - Reuters
SANTIAGO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
expect to complete a feasibility study on a regional electricity grid by December
2008, energy officials from the five countries said on Monday.
Utilities Commissions 150 Megawatt 'DC Tie' Between Texas and Mexico
Oct 10, 2007 - PRNewswire
Sharyland Utilities, L.P. announced that a
ceremonial commissioning event was held today at the Sharyland Plantation in Mission,
Texas, for its new $40 million, 150 megawatt High Voltage Direct Current Tie ("DC
attacks delay Colombia's new power link with Ecuador
Oct 10, 2007
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels knocked down four pylons of a new
line of the electrical interconnection system between their country and neighboring
Ecuador, whose inauguration had been scheduled for November, authorities said
State Power Utility To Build Lines For Wind Projects
May 16, 2007
- Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-owned electric
utility Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, said it plans to build transmission
lines to carry power from private wind-driven projects under way in southern Mexico.
- Routes to interconnect Columbia and Panama
Currently, a Colombia-Panama interconnection project is being developed,
which will make possible the access to the Central American market, supported
in the development of the Central American Electric Interconnection System (SIEPAC),
creating an energy corridor from Mexico to Peru.
Guatemala link power grids
Jun 15, 2006 - EFE
Vicente Fox and Guatemalan counterpart Oscar Berger met Tuesday in the southern
Mexican border town of Tapachula to inaugurate a link between the two countries’
power grids as part of a regional integration initiative.
Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, Latin American Regional Meeting
Aug 2003 - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEES) in Central
Central American energy scenarios has been changing in the recent
years due to rapid transformations on the structure of energy markets and their
structures . At the same time, a sizeable fraction of the population continues
without access to rural energy services. The purpose of this paper is to provide
an overview on basic information on key policies, regulatory and financing issues,
and opportunities for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems (REES)
in the region.
new vision for Mesoamerica
Aug 2001 - Peter Bate - IDBAmerica
The Puebla-Panama Plan also offers the countries of the region a cooperation
mechanism for addressing shared challenges and for channeling support from the
international community (see link to press release on the right). One example
is the energy integration initiative, which is aimed at unifying the regionís
electrical power markets and thus attracting more investment in power generation
as a means to reduce the high cost of electricity.
wins US$ 280-million order for power link between Argentina and Brazil
May 19, 1998 - ABB
500-kilometer cross-border transmission link
will increase efficiency of regional grids
wins orders totaling US$ 170 million for Brazil power link
1998 - ABB
Part of infrastructure improvement program to increase efficiency
of national power grid
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