Panama to implement national electric mobility strategy

Replacing the current fleet of buses and taxis in the capital with electric vehicles could help save around £392m in fuel costs by 2030

IRENA helps Central America integrate renewables

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Central American countries joined forces to boost the deployment of renewables in the region. Energy skateholders, electric utilities, distributors and other players gathered in Panama this week to learn how to tackle the challenge of integrating more green technologies into the regional power system. They attended workshops organised […]

UK firm connects unsubsidised solar farm in Panama

A UK renewable energy developer has unveiled one of Panama’s largest solar projects. The 9.9MW Divisa Solar Farm in Cocle province in central Panama is now connected to the national grid. It is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power around 3,000 homes and reduce more than 4,800 tons of CO2 annually. Solarcentury said the […]

Panama lent $50m for wastewater treatment

The Republic of Panama has been granted a $50 million (£35m) loan for investment in wastewater treatment. The cash will help finance the expansion of the Juan Diaz water treatment plant, which is part of the government’s five-year strategic plan. It identifies water as a priority sector and aims to improve the coverage, quality and […]

Panama ‘wastes too much energy

The Government of Panama has told its people not to waste energy. According to the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP), the electricity consumption in the last three years has increased by 93 MW per hour. This has boosted the economy of the country but a study by ASEP has shown that Panamanian’s don’t really […]