SIEPAC’s work toward greater interconnection

The SIEPAC project, the “Central American Electrical Interconnection System” met over the summer, working toward including more nations in interconnection throughout Central America and increasing renewable energy in the region.

Central American Nations Work Toward Greater Interconnection, Increased Renewable Energy 
The SIEPAC project, the “Central American Electrical Interconnection System” met over the summer. Member nations are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The group is exploring options for interconnection with Belize, Colombia, and Mexico, and is working on actions toward Panama-Colombia interconnection. The group recognized the benefits of regional energy trade in general, and renewable energy specifically. “[We] Recognize the benefits of promoting the use of domestic renewable energy sources, cleaner and economically viable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen energy security, and mitigate climate change,” according to the document signed by representatives (Idbdocs.iadb.org). Along with the member nations, other nations also signed on to the agreement: Belize, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Bnamericas.com

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