Guatemala Authorizes 'Cuatro Chorros' Hydroelectric Plant
The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has given the company Generación Limpia ("Clean Generation") the go ahead for the construction of the hydroelectric power facility.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The 'Cuatro Chorros' ("four streams") project is to be carried out by Generación Limpia, part of the Spanish group, Unión Fenosa, and is located in Chicamán, Quiché, western Guatemala.
Company “Generación Limpia de Guatemala” (Spanish for Clean Energy Generation Guatemala), requested authorization to build 4 hydroelectric power generation projects.
Operations have started at the Torito hydroelectric power plant, owned by the Spanish company Gas Natural Fenosa, which invested more than $190 million in the new plant .
The start of operations of four generation plants during the first quarter of 2011 will add 190 MW to the electrical system.
With the recently awarded contracts and tenders in process, it is estimated that by 2017 the energy matrix will grow by 52%, with hydropower accounting for 41.3%.
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