Panama will increase its wind power production by 2018

Panama will increase its wind power production by 2018

Source: laestrella.com.pa

Next year, three new wind energy projects will be added to the National Interconnected System (SIN), which will provide approximately 170 MW, making Panama one of the region’s most productive countries.

The new projects, located in the province of Coclé, will add an additional 63% of wind energy to existing capacity, which reaches 270 MW in the dry season of the year, according to the National Public Services Authority (ASEP).

According to statistics from the National Drought Center (CND), wind power in Panama reached high levels of production during the 2017 dry season, supplying 14% of the market’s energy.

he new projects, which will operate in the communities of El Coco, Toabré and Tolú, in the district of Penonomé, will give a significant contribution to the energy matrix, mainly those of the renewable category.