With 90% of its energy from clean sources, Costa Rica remains one of the «most renewable» Central American countries, while the rest of the Central American countries have between 40% and 60%.
Panama is making efforts to generate energy through water, earth, wind and solar, a solution that helps to meet the consumption growth rate, which remains at 6%.
«We estimate that this trend will continue over the next 10 years. Today there are more than 800MW of installed wind power in the region and we estimate that by 2020 there will be over 3000MW installed, «said Sean Porter, senior manager of business development in Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy.
Hernan Diaz Del Castillo Fernandez, head of Structured Finance at the International Bank of Costa Rica, SA, said that «it is really important that Central American countries have identified the need to include non-conventional renewable energies such as wind and solar on their sources of electricity. In fact, Costa Rica has established the goal of his power depends 100% renewable energy in 2022, the above will help provide additional incentives, new jobs and regulations that would support the desired growth renewable energies «.
Green Power Conferences held the first regional conference on wind energy, Wind Power Central America, from 15 to 17 July in Panama City, in which the challenges of development projects will be discussed and new relationships between developers will be encouraged and local and international suppliers.
In total, more than 30 industry experts from leading global organizations – including Globeleq Mesoamerica and BICSA – speak in Wind Power Central America.
Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado
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