Panama’s Electricity Transmission Company (ETESA) is putting out to tender a contract for long-term energy supply for new natural gas plants. The international bid is for the procurement of electricity generation from natural gas for the period from the first of March, 2017 to February 29, 2036, meeting the requirements of Elektra Noreste, SA, Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro Oeste, S.A.; and Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, S.A.

The receipt of bids is scheduled for April 30, 2013.