Guatemala: Renewable Energy Conference Headquarters

In April 2010, the II International Conference on Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets will be celebrated.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The country was selected during the first edition of this event, which was held in the United States.

Rose María Bolaños publishes in Prensalibre.com: "The Department of Energy and Mines (MEM) noted that the attendance of exhibitors from various nations is anticipated and they are expecting to benefit from their experiences in the utilization of renewable natural resources to generate electric power and bio-combustibles."

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Renewable Energy Consultants to be Hired

June 2009

Guatemala plans to put out consulting bids to support programs that incentivize participation in the development of renewable energy sources.

The Department of Energy and Mines has received financing for a total of $500,000 from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the acquisition of goods and contracting connected to consultant services regarding the framework for the Social and Environmental Management Support Program for the Promotion of Private Participation in the Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Guatemala.

El Salvador: New Impetus for Renewable Energy

July 2011

The modification of the regulatory framework for power generation will make the use of renewable energy more flexible.

Through these changes renewable energy participation quotas will be granted to the electricity market, which will boost the development of this fledgling industry in the country.

Difficulties in Power Generation in Guatemala

October 2013

More than 45 power plants which are being built with an investment of more than $1.1 million face social, technical and financing problems.

Prensalibre.com reports: "The works are part of the tenders in the Generation Expansion Plan made in 2010 and 2012 for long-term contracts, which seek to ensure the supply of energy for Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) and Energuate ... ".

El Salvador: 32 Companies Bid for 100 MW

May 2014

30 offers were presented for photovoltaic projects with capacity for 60 MW and two for wind power projects with capacity of 40 MW.

An article on Nacion.com reports that "... Of the 32 projects submitted by investors, two are wind projects, the remaining 30 are photovoltaic; however, Roberto González, DELSUR's manager, said that if the wind projects fail to meet the power target they have been assigned (40 MW) they will be supplemented with photovoltaic generation. "

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