In 2016 , the Government of Panama approved the National Energy Plan 2015-2050, to serve as a long-term roadmap for diversifying the energy sector and advancing energy access, energy efficiency, energy security and the overall decarbonisation of the "Panama Energy Sector"
Moving forward towards affordable and clean energy
"There is a great potential for Panama to become an energy hub for its strategic location, the expansion of the Panama Canal and the growing Liquefied Natural Gas market"
Victor Carlos Urrutia, Former Secretary, National Secretariat of Energy, Panama.
Due to its rapidly expanding economy, energy demand in Panama is forecasted to grow by 5.2% per annum between 2014 and 2050. The country is open for external investment to meet this additional demand
Panama has a generation capacity of 4,000 megawatts of installed power
Current demand is around 1,800 megawatts, meaning we have an oversupply
ETESA is by Law, the only operator and owner of the national transmission system that consists mainly of three trunk transmission lines.
Since ETESA transports the electricity generated to the final consumer (through the distribution companies), the Company provides a essential service for the economy of Panama.
The Company has by law a monopoly in the transmission, dispatch, control and demand planning for the generation of electricity in the country.
The Company's governing authority is its Board of Directors, which is currently chaired by the National Secretary of Energy.
ENSA distributes electrical energy to more than 430,000 users in Eastern Panama, Colón, Darién, the Kuna Yala Region and the Pacific Islands.
The Division in charge of Electric Distribution in Panama is responsible for the operation and execution of all actions in the company's high, medium and low voltage network.
The State Enterprise of Electric Generation S.A. (EGESA) must accentuate its participation in the Electricity Market with the management of different generation projects, allowing the addition of new megawatts of electrical energy to the system, allowing the State to reinforce its role as a generator in healthy competition with the private sector.
7% of Energy Generated in Panama
70% of Energy Generated in Panama
5% of Energy Generated in Panama
340 people work at AES in Panama.
Generates 24% of the energy that the country needs.
Have an installed capacity of 777 MW.
UEP has developed three wind farms in Panama that add an installed capacity of 400 MW.
Highlight the Penonome-Antón area with an estimated power of 330MW. These sites have easy accessibility, with feasible solutions for connection to the electricity system and on land already transformed for agriculture and livestock, thus avoiding any deforestation and / or environmental degradation.
Celsia is the energy company of Grupo Argos, passionate about renewable energy and energy efficiency. They generate and transmit efficient energy from renewable sources with thermal backup.
Enel Green Power Panamá (EGPPA) manages the hydroelectric power station and the largest solar operation in the country, with a total of 0.36 GW of renewable energy.
EGPPA manages three operations: the Fortuna hydroelectric plant and the Chiriquí photovoltaic plant, both in the Chiriquí province; next to the Sol Real photovoltaic complex, which has five plants distributed between the provinces of Chiriquí and Coclé
Fortuna is the largest hydroelectric plant in Panama, supplying approximately 18% of the country's total energy demand and vital for the health of the national interconnected system.
Panama´s largest Hydroelectric energy production site
It is the largest wind farm in Central America and the Caribbean, with a capacity to produce on average 12.5% of the country’s electricity demand and up to 25% of demand during the dry period.
It is estimated that the power generation of this park will save US $ 88 million per year to the Panamanian Electricity System and will avoid the emission of 450 thousand tons of carbon to the environment.
Panama´s largest wind power production site
InterEnergy Group inaugurated the IKAKOS photovoltaic solar park, the largest in the country, located in David, Chiriqui province, with 138,960 Jinko solar panels that together have a nominal power of 40 MWAC.
Ikakos will make an annual contribution of 84.58 GWh to the energy matrix of Panama, which would mean meeting the electricity demand of approximately 30,000 families.
Panama´s largest Solar energy production Site
Moving forward towards the sustainable development goals of the United Nations
Panama City, Panama