Blackouts still possible
13/05/2013 - Although weather forecasts have improved, it is not enough to suspend energy saving measures.
National Secretary of Energy Vicente Prescott emphasized that not enough rain has fallen in Panama to raise the levels of reservoirs feeding Panama's hydro projects, which supply the bulk of the country's electricity.
When asked if blackouts remain an option, Prescott stressed that they do, although he said recent rains have been "a little more encouraging."
Since last Tuesday, the government has implemented a number of energy saving measures. This included the suspension of classes Wednesday.
Schools were back in session today but they are not allowed to use air conditioners.