Guatemala Increases Control Over Electricity Distributors

Real estate developers will have to inform the regulating entity of electric infrastructure donated to distributing companies.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The National Electric Energy Commission, known as CNEE for its Spanish initials, expects regulation to be ready by the end of the year, for keeping record of electric infrastructure contributed by real estate developers when connecting to the grid.

Carlos Colom Bickford, president of CNEE, told newspaper Siglo XXI: "The idea is to regulate donations to distributing companies, keeping record of them. This way we can perform cross checking when they present their costs for calculating the Distribution Added Value (VAD)".

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Tariffs have been published which set the value at which distribution companies can charge for electricity.

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