Mexico - Guatemala electric connection moves ahead
Romeo Rodriguez, vice minister of Energy, said that the interconnection with Mexico is schedule to come online starting in March 2009.
Friday, December 5, 2008
The construction of the electric interconnection with Mexico is moving at a rate of 22 kilometers per week, and the National Electrification Institute (INDE) expects that the 71 kilometers of the network will be completed by early January.
Legal issues are preventing Mexico and Guatemala from trading energy through an electric interconnection.
The electric interconnection system between both countries was inaugurated today with Guatemala’s purchase of 120 megawatts.
The tests for electrical interconnection between Guatemala and Mexico were done yesterday with positive results.
Purchase of electricity coming from Mexico halted on 31 August due to the expiry of a temporary contract.
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