Panama, August 16, 2018. The American Chamber of Commerce’s energy committee held a roundtable lunch with U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Steven Winberg, to discuss Panama’s energy sector.
During the meeting, members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s energy committee and Assistant Secretary Winberg spoke about the diversification of Panama’s power grid, the integration of Colombia to the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC), and the benefits of AES’s new liquefied natural gas plant in Colon. AES is a U.S. company.
Winberg will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation and infrastructure investment between the United States and Panama. This agreement reinforces the United States’ support for Panama as a natural gas hub.
Winberg will also attend the opening of the AES natural gas power plant in Colon, which will take place August 17. This energy project represents a $1.15 billion dollar U.S. private investment in Panama.