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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2024. 3:23 PM CST.

By Aaron Humes: The operators of the three major hydroelectric dams along the Macal River, Fortis Belize, say it has “all hands on deck at the Mollejon, Chalillo and Vaca dams.”

Although the country may currently be in the final period of the dry season, Fortis notes that in this time of shortages, “the water collected during the rainy season allows us to generate hydropower at maximum capacity and send it to the electricity grid.” to steer.”

With a national capacity of 93 megawatts, Fortis claims it delivered almost half of that capacity on Thursday and will “continue to generate as much electricity as possible to meet energy needs.”

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