Delays continue in the bidding process to replace the company that currently handles the reading, measurement and billing of electricity services.
Laprensa.hn reports that "despite the 'emergency' decreed by the National Electricity Company (ENEE) to find a firm to be responsible for readings, measurement and payment collections for electricity, the tender process will take at least four or five months. "
The company, who distributes 80% of the country’s energy, purchased supply for the next two years.
After a public bidding process, the winning companies were Nejapa Power, Duke Energy and Cutuco Energy.
Abraham Bichara, President of AES El Salvador, told newspaper La Prensa Gráfica that “signing these contracts is strategic, as there will be changes in the energy market … we want to reduce costs for consumers and attract more investment to the country”.
Of the three offers received, the ones submitted by Nacional de Ingenieros and Cechsa have the greatest chance of success.
Nacional de Ingenieros's offered $14,500 for power supply, $4,500 for operations and maintenance, with no variable operational and maintenance charges. The company's performance per gallon of diesel is 14 KWh.
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