In the past years there was an increase in the number of hydroelectric projects seeking authorization for operating in Guatemala, reported Carlos Colom, CNEE president.
"... approval of hydroelectric studies does not mean that the project is going to become a reality. They must also obtain authorization from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to use the river's discharge, as it is part of the public domain. Additionally, an environmental impact study must be approved by the Ministry of Environment...", reports Elperiodico.com.gt.
The government of Taiwan delivered the required technical and engineering studies for building the hydroelectric power plant Patuca III.
Roberto Martín, Lozano, head of the National Energy Corporation (ENEE), explained that they are devising the project’s financial model: “for this the Government has some resources, we could maybe enter a public-private alliance”, he said.
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