Panama, Colombia agree to relaunch electricity interconnection projectStaff writer ▼ | July 28, 2014
Visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he and his Panamanian counterpart Juan Carlos Varela have agreed to relaunch an electricity interconnection project between their countries.
Latam Power transmission line to be completed by 2018
The project was originally agreed during the administration of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, but has since been shelved. Under the project, an approximately 590-km-long high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission line between the two neighboring countries will be built to produce 300-400 megawatts of electricity.
Some 310 km of the system, to be completed by 2018, will be developed in Colombia and the remaining 280 km in Panama. ■