Guatemalan hydro scheme on show to world oil experts

A Guatemalan hydroelectric scheme is to be featured at the 19th World Petroleum Congress, currently underway in Madrid.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Jorge Segrelles, president of the event, said the Guatemalan scheme would be shown to the oil experts as an example of how to combat the generation of greenhouse gases through the use of renewable energy sources.

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Chinese business mission seeks hydroelectric projects in Guatemala

May 2008

A mission from China's hydro-power industry is visiting Guatemala to check out the possibility of participating in hydroelectric projects.

President Álvaro Colom has announced his intention to wean the nation away from oil by promoting renewable energy.
Tong Jiandong, leader of the Chinese mission, said they were looking at possibilities for small 50 mw dams with a wide distribution range.

$64 Million For Nicaraguan Hydro Power Station

September 2009

'Larreynaga', a 17-MW hydroelectric power plant will be built with financing from Spain.

Funds for the project will be channeled through the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

"The project for the construction of 'Larreynaga' hidroelectric power station, ..., will be repaid in 25 years by the Government of Nicaragua, and will be developed by ENEL, the Nicaraguan Electricity Company", reported Google News.

New Hydroelectric projects in Guatemala

November 2008

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) authorized five new projects in August, two this week and expects to receive four more requests.

MEM authorized Inver-Energy's project (San Cristobal) located in San Cristobal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, which would generate 19 megawatts of electricity; on Monday they authorized the Cuevamaria hydroelectric plant, which belongs to the Pasac Energy Resources company, and which will provide 9 megawatts to the system, and which will be built on the Salama River, in the municipality of Cantel, Quetzaltenango.

Firms aim to boost investment in electricity for Guatemala

July 2008

Investment in Guatemalan electricity projects is being stepped up. In the latest move, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has authorized Recursos Energéticos Pasac to build the Cuevamaría hydroelectric project.

So far this year, the National Electricity Commission (CNEE) has been asked by Italy-based Enel Guatemala to approve the El Arco and La Cascata hydro projects as well as Tecuamburo, a geothermal scheme.

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