23 MW Hydroelectric Plant in Guatemala

The Guatemalan government has granted a 50-year concession for the construction and operation of the Hydroelectric Station Recreo II, in the town of San Felipe Retalhuleu.

Friday, July 11, 2014

An article on Nacion.com reports that "... Through the agreement 215-2014 published today in Diario de Central America, the MEM allows installation of the plant for a period of 50 years. The agreement is signed by the Minister Erick Archila. "

"... The hydropower plant will have a capacity to generate 23 megawatts and will use the Samala river flow in the department of Retalhuleu. The agreement states that the company must comply with the conditions laid down in the regulations governing the electricity sector."

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Possible Hydro Station on Mexico - Guatemala Border

November 2014

Both governments are considering building a 2000 MW dam on the Usumacinta river border, in northwestern Guatemala.

The authorities of the Guatemalan and Mexican governments are considering the possibility of building a dam on the border river, with investment being shared between the two countries, along with the energy produced.

Panama: Concession for Hydroelectricity Station Awarded

July 2014

The grant is for the construction and operation of a 19MW hydroelectric plant called Santa Maria 151 in the province of Veraguas.

From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP)


FIRST: AWARD to the company HSH HIDROELÉCTRICA, SA, registered

Panama: Concession Awarded for Mini Hydro Station

July 2014

The grant is for the construction and operation of a hydroelectric station of 4MW known as Analida in the province of Cocle.

From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services Panama:


"...FIRST: AWARD to the company HIDROELÉCTRICA RÍO CHICO, S.A., registered on Listing 833361, Document 2597265, in the Mercantile Microfilm Section of the Public Registry of Panama, rights to a concession for the construction and operation of the hydropower plant called Analida, using the waters of the river Chico, located in the village Las Huacas, Capellania and La Toza, District of Nata, Cocle Province, with an installed capacity of 4 MW. "

Nicaragua: $400 million for Energy Projects

November 2011

The company Albanisa will invest in the development of four power generation projects over the next four years.

These projects will provide about 250 megawatts of renewable energy.

The Venezuelan-Nicaraguan firm has already been granted permission to conduct feasibility studies to develop two projects for power generation using biofuel.

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