The results of the study carried out by OLADE in Costa Rica were disclosed.

On November 17, 2015, in San Jose, Costa Rica it was held the "Regional Workshop on potential impacts and adaptation to climate change in the infrastructure of electricity transmission system in Central America."

The workshop is aimed to meet a formal request by the Ministries of Energy to address this key area for Central America, which represents the vulnerability of environmental impacts in the region and possible effects on the strategic areas of the countries involved in the Electric Interconnection System for Central American Countries (SIEPAC).

The workshop was attended by representatives of the countries of the owner company of the Red (EPR), the General Manager Jose Enrique Martinez, Manuel Chacon, EPR Costa Rica , Ezequiel Galdamez Fuerte, EPR El Salvador, Juan Luis Guzman, EPR Guatemala, Karla Hernandez Sauceda, EPR Honduras, Fernando Alvarez, EPR Nicaragua and Ana Graciela Che Che, EPR Panama. The following representatives attended on behalf of EPR Regional SIEPAC: Jose Enrique Martinez, General Manager, Orlando Martinez, Planning Coordinator, Enrique Vargas, Contract Coordinator, Ernesto Alfaro, Environmental Coordinator and José Carlos Farfan, Regional Operations Manager. It also attended the Chief of the Natural Resources and Energy, Victor Hugo Ventura participated as support to the project and strategic partner of OLADE. The consultants in charge of the project Miguel Cea and Antonio Nunez from the INCLAM and OLADE, Jorge Asturias, Director of Studies and Projects, Erika Garcia, Sustainable Energy Development and Energy Efficiency Coordinator and the Coordinator of the Subregional Office for Central America, Manuel Manzanares were also part of the meeting.

The objective of this workshop was to present the results obtained by this study to develop a methodology for selecting, from a set of climate change data available models, the one that best fits the climatic conditions of Central America.

It is our aim that these recommendations are taken into consideration by the directors of SIEPAC to take precautionary measures to avoid catastrophes in the transmission of electricity in Central America. The negative environmental impacts affecting the region makes it a vulnerable target to the effects of climate change due to its geo-climatic situation. It is located between two continents and surrounded by the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is severely affected by droughts, hurricanes and El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon.

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