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Wednesday, December 12 2018 @ 05:03 AM UTC

Panama: Concession Awarded for Mini Hydro Station

Infrastructure UpgradesThe grant is for the construction and operation of a hydroelectric station of 4MW known as Analida in the province of Cocle. From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services Panama:

Resolution:

"...FIRST: AWARD to the company HIDROELÉCTRICA RÍO CHICO, S.A., registered on Listing 833361, Document 2597265, in the Mercantile Microfilm Section of the Public Registry of Panama, rights to a concession for the construction and operation of the hydropower plant called Analida, using the waters of the river Chico, located in the village Las Huacas, Capellania and La Toza, District of Nata, Cocle Province, with an installed capacity of 4 MW. "

"...SECOND: AUTHORIZE the company HIDROELÉCTRICA RÍO CHICO, S.A. to proceed to request from the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) approval for the Study of Environmental Impact for the Analida project and to carry out the necessary activities for the elaboration of a Water Concession Agreement with the endorsement of the Comptroller General of the Republic. "

Editor's Comment: The construction of this facility would represent a relatively small increase to Panama's generation capacity, but at this point increases are necessary in hydro, as well as other sources such as bunker, wind, solar. The hydro plants do well during the rainy season but their reservoirs tend to run dry if the rains don't come on time...

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