Electrical Interconnection Test Successful

The tests for electrical interconnection between Guatemala and Mexico were done yesterday with positive results.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Electrical interconnection will allow Guatemala to purchase 200 megawatts of energy from Mexico and vice versa. If necessary, Mexico could buy up to 70 megawatts from Guatemala.

The chairman of the National Electricity Commission
(CNEE), Alvaro Colom, told Prensalibre.com: "Trade has not yet begun, but it is a very important step because it was verified technically that the electrical systems from both countries were interconnected successfully."

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The percentage comes from the purchase of 54 thousand 106.1 megawatt hours (MWh).

The purchase serves some 180 thousand 300 houses with an average consumption of 300 kilowatt hours per month, according to data from the National Energy Commission (CNEE).

"Carlos Colom, president of the National Energy Commission (CNEE), indicated that the result of the interconnection, besides stabilizing the system to avoid blackouts or reinforce what is generated by the country, is that at certain times during the day it helps lower the price (spot price for energy market opportunity)", reports Prensalibre.com.

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February 2010

The electric interconnection system between both countries was inaugurated today with Guatemala’s purchase of 120 megawatts.

Fredy López, from INDE, the National Electrification Institute, explained that this purchase is regarded as a test.

The country expects to purchase an average 1.695 mWh during weekdays and 2.160 during weekends, stated López.

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April 2009

Since yesterday, the first stage of electrical interconnection tests between Guatemala and Mexico are being carried out.

The Minister of Energy and Mines of Guatemala, Carlos Meany, reported that the installation and insulation of the system is being checked.

El Sol de Mexico published on its website: "If the tests are successful, then the interconnection can be operated … According to official sources, electrical interconnection will enable Mexico to supply Guatemala with 200 megawatts of energy, of which 120 will be acquired by INDE."

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