4th Annual Private Power in Central America (PB159)

Venue: Hotel Inter-Continental

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2001 End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2001
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At least 4000 MW of new generation will be needed in Central America over the next 10 years. In addition, privatization of generation and distribution continues. Efforts are increasing to integrate the region's electric markets. Regular meetings are being held to design market rules, a timeline has been developed, and committees have been formed to work on specific projects to move the process along as quickly as possible. Activity is also underway to integrate the regions hydrocarbon markets. Negotiations are proceeding to develop gas pipelines from neighboring gas-rich regions. And developers are taking an active role in increasing the region's fuel options. Plans are afoot to import LNG, and tests have been done to confirm the worth of utilizing Orimulsion in local plants. Learn how you can benefit from these opportunities. Attend CBI's 4th Annual Private Power in Central America conference, June 14-15, 2001 at the Hotel Intercontinental Miami, Miami, FL. REGULATORY UPDATES -- Hear the latest privatization and development plans from: · Guatemala -- Rodolfo Santizo Ruiz, Ministry of Energy & Mines · Honduras -- Jose Manuel Arriaga-Yacaman, Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica (ENEE) · Nicaragua -- Abdel Karim-Conrado, Unidad de Reestructuracion de la Empresa Nicaraguense de ENGL (URE) · Panama -- Ramon Tapia, Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL ELECTRIC MARKETS -- Learn about progress made from leading participants: DELSUR * Duke Energy * Projecto SIEPAC PLUS -- 6 CASE STUDIES -- Gain insight into the latest development, finance, transmission and fuel activity: · AES Honduras -- Introducing LNG and developing transmission to connect to markets · Central American Bank of Economic Integration - Experience in merchant plant, renewable energy and others · Delasa -- The symbiotic relationship of Puerto Cabezas and its power plant · Duke Energy -- Expansion of Generadora Acajutla SA de CV · PPL Global - Sector deregulation -- Lessons learned in different markets and El Salvador · Wartsila, Inc. -- Results of the Esquintla trials on Orimulsion