The project managed Union Wind Panamanian company with Spanish capital, is scheduled to begin next January and aims to increase generation capacity by this route.
Panama city. The potential for wind power in Panama is growing, and the company Unión Eólica Panama which built and operates the only park with that kind of technology in the country will invest an additional $ 230 million to expand its generating capacity.
This information was revealed by Rafael Pérez Pire CEO of Union Panamanian Wind. «We have made an investment of the first three phases of US $ 570 million and the next phase will be $ 230 million more,» said the businessman.
The project run by the Spanish company, which is planned to start in January next year, increase generating capacity and larger turbines would be used, but not until the end of another year to be ready.
«We are planning to build and next phase 4, which is the last project that would provide 67.5 megawatts Penonomé more, which would be ready by the end of next year and then we would have another project in the country year but smaller «Perez said.
From January to July the company is already providing 11% of energy in Panama’s energy system.
«We have made now the first three stages, now has an installed capacity of 270 megawatts more than double that exist in the region and the next stage would lead to 340 mw» said
Perez Pire stressed that the use of these renewable technologies is very positive as it is not only a cleaner technology also is becoming an alternative when there is less rain.
«From Mexico to Panama and Colombia is very noticeable even in the years that windy little rain, makes then that complement wind and hydro to the incorporation of renewable sources is very positive for the years that no so much rain. «
In Panama, being a very small energy system fit just about 500 megawatts of wind power capacity.
Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado
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