A call is being made to companies working in clothing and footwear, food, and tourism to attend a business conference to be held on April 6 in Managua.
The event is being organized by the Nicaraguan Development Institute (INDE), and is aimed at SMEs who are distributors of footwear, clothing, food and tourism, which, according to INDE, are the products most in demand at this time of year.
The National Electrification Institute plans to invest $27 million in strengthening generation and electricity transmission systems and improving coverage in five departments.
The goal of the National Electrification Institute (INDE) is to use its own resources of about $2.5 million to improve coverage in the departments of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Izabal and San Marcos.Electricity distribution networks will be built to expand coverage in 26 communities.
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.
Completion of construction of the Transmission Expansion Plan 1-2009 is still delayed, awaiting a decision from the government on how to resolve the problem of the passage of a 230 Kv line through the Dulce River in Izabal.
Following problems related to buying rights of way, which delayed the project awarded to the company Trecsa, difficulties have now arisen related to the passage of a transmission line through one of the tourist attraction areas in Izabal. The company in charge of the project says it has presented different alternatives, such as creating an underwater connection and an underground one, but the government dismissed these because of the additional costs involved.
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.
The electricity distributors Eegsa and Energuate are preparing documents for a tender in the coming months of a supply of 420 MW for a period of 15 years.
Eegsa representatives explained that in one procedure 380 MW will be tendered, in which offers will be accepted with any energy source, but there will be a requirement that generators have at least one year of existence or being constituted.
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