Chinese business mission seeks hydroelectric projects in Guatemala
A mission from China's hydro-power industry is visiting Guatemala to check out the possibility of participating in hydroelectric projects.
Monday, May 26, 2008
President Álvaro Colom has announced his intention to wean the nation away from oil by promoting renewable energy.
The hydroelectric potential of the Usumacinta River, which runs through Guatemala and Mexico, is only partially exploited.
The Odebrecht company will be in charge of constructing the Los Llanitos and the Jicatuyo hydroelectric dams in the Santa Barbara department.
The Sismite hydroelectric project received the green light for a technical study from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).
World Energy Research (WER) closed three contracts for constructing hydro power plants, and for purchasing their energy production.
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