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Short-term Electricity Supply Options in Central America

Latin America and the Caribbean

October 22, 2020

The World Bank hired K&M to prepare a report on short-term electricity supply options which could be implemented in Central American countries to address immediate supply shortages. K&M reviewed data on each country’s electricity supply and demand, including load curves, generating capacity, and T&D losses. Using this data, K&M assessed short-term electricity supply requirements and developed a number of options to increase available electricity supplies. These options included increasing generation from existing plants, building new generation capacity, transmission upgrades and technical loss reduction measures, integrating backup generation resources, and reducing non-technical distribution losses. K&M presented a comparison of these options to assist decision-makers in each country with choosing implementation measures.

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