Entrepreneurs in the sector will be meeting in Guatemala City on November 16 to assess alternatives for developing the electricity market in an efficient and competitive manner.
From a statement issued by Agexport:
In order to learn about about different strategic actors, the issues that most impact the National Electricity Market, as well as risks, in order to ensure sustainability, we invite you to participate this November 16, 2016, in a free discussion meeting on the "Electricity Market in Guatemala: Challenges to achieving a more efficient, competitive and sustainable" market.
In Costa Rica, 7% of GDP is not enjoyed in the country, but it goes abroad as profits of foreign companies.
In 2011, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Costa Rica reached $48.585 billion, but the earnings of the productive activity of foreign firms in the country should be deducted from that amount , which take to their countries of origin $3.4 billion. The National Disposable Income (NDI), which is what remains in Costa Rican territory was $45,185.
The National Electrification Institute of Guatemala (INDE) is receiving bids for the recruitment of "Geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical feasibility studies for the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project.
The date for submission of bids is February 13, 2013.
According to the specifications, the tender includes the "provision of a SCADA system via a turnkey project, including post- warranty maintenance" for the Transport and Power Control Company of the INDE.
INDE, the National Electrification Institute, has so far invested $521 million in a social electricity subsidy called Social Rate (“Tarifa Social”); such resources would be enough to build 200 kilometer of electric lines.
Fernando Castro, INDE manager, explained that the institution will be able to apply the subsidy for two additional years before running into financing issues. $113 million will be spent in the subsidy on 2010.
Alberto Cohen, president of INDE, said that the institute is not willing to let the construction of the Xalala hydroelectric project just die, and explained that CFE delegates came at the start of December, and visited the area between Alta Verapaz and Quiche where the plant will be built, in order to budget the investment funds for the study. This could be between $5 and $10, said the official.
Indications have been made of anomalies in the award of a contract for security services for nearly $7 million awarded by the National Electrification Institute.
On February 4 the National Electrification Institute (INDE) published on Guatecompras the tender for "Hiring Security and Safety Services and for the INDE's assets facilities, companies and agencies", however to date there has been no publication of the award of the services. In addition, other companies who participated in the process were not informed why they their offers were rejected .
Since the establishment of electrical interconnection, Mexico has billed Guatemala an average of $5.47 million a month.
From October 2010 until March, Guatemala has paid Mexico on average $5.47 million a month for the sale of electricity, according to data from the Guatemala’s National Institute of Electrification (INDE).
The Government has contracted, without using a tender process, the Brazilian company Intertechne for geotechnical analysis of the Xalalá hydroelectric project.
According to the National Electrification Institute (INDE), the contract was assigned as an urgent purchase. It has been divided into 3 phases, the first and second, in which $4.9 million will be paid, are for the evaluation of the designs presented in 2005, including geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical studies.
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