Panama plans law for support of wind power

Operators of wind farm projects had the chance to sell the generated current on their own up to now as long as the maximal capacity of the wind turbines projects did not exceed ten MW according to the Exportinitiate Renewable Energies of the Federal Ministry of Economics.

The new law envisions supporting wind farm projects via the auctioning of concessions. The awarded contracts at the auction with the state-run supplier Transmisión Eléctrica (ETESA) will last for 15 years. The State Secretary for Energy referred to the strategic significance of wind energy in the dry seasons in particular, in which the capacity of water power of the country does not reach its maximum output.