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Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in CA

Project details

  • Beneficiary country(s): Dominican Republic El Salvador Costa Rica Panama Guatemala Honduras
  • Sector: Energy, Social and Productive Infrastructure
  • Year: 2020
  • Beneficiary Executing Agency:

    Ministries of Energy

Project information


The Central American Sustainable Energy Strategy 2030 emphasizes on the decarbonization of the economy. Batteries offer a wide range of services and benefits at utility-scale generation, transmission, and distribution levels and at the end user level. BESS has great potential to transform the power systems within the region.

Main Objetive:

Help identify and create an enabling environment (technical, economic and financial) that can enhance power system flexibility and enable high levels of VRE through Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) applied to the electric systems in the region.

Expected Outcome:

Increase regional awareness of the benefits of BESS for the advancement of the national power systems and microgrids. The specific result of this TC is to produce reports which identify opportunities and barriers within technical, economic, commercial, legal and regulatory areas for the introduction of BESS technologies.