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."
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.
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 ... ".
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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