These stations were built in remote access areas, and had a price tag of approximately $350.000.
Eduardo Ryan, Digicel Panama president, said that "... these stations are costly because they work through satellite connections, which demands higher capacity to guarantee backup for the user ... these facilities backup 150% of their daily energy requirement, meaning three days of working without power in case of failure".
More than 45 power plants which are being built with an investment of more than $1.1 million face social, technical and financing problems.
Prensalibre.com reports: "The works are part of the tenders in the Generation Expansion Plan made in 2010 and 2012 for long-term contracts, which seek to ensure the supply of energy for Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) and Energuate ... ".
Representatives of company Hidro-China are in the country analyzing possible renewable energy investment opportunities.
In meetings held with Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo, and the head of the National Energy Company, Roberto Martínez Lozano, the Chinese representatives described their interest in taking part in studies into the Patuca hydroelectric project and understanding the country's hydroelectric potential.
Electricity generation by small plants that use renewable resources will not encourage a decline in consumer rates.
This was admitted by the director of development of renewable energy at the National Energy Council (CNE), Mario Rodriguez, who presented to representatives of the electricity sector the content of a Master Plan for Development of Renewable Energy.
The bidding rules have been published for the supply of 100 MW of power and associated energy generated from renewable resources with a 20-year contract term.
From information published by Delsur:
Call for participation in International Public Tender No. DELSUR-CLP-RNV-001-2013 for the supply of 100 MW of power to be installed using wind and photovoltaic technology and associated energy for a period of 20 years.
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