Auction of 560 MW in Guatemala

On March 5, bids will be received in the tender of 560 MW needed by distributors in order to meet demand from May 2014 to April 2017.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On March 5 bids will be received for the tender for short-term energy in the amount of 560 MW for Energuate and Empresa Electrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) so that it can meet demand from May 2014 to April 2017. Some 11 companies have acquired the bidding rules.

"355 MW are needed to cover the period 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015, and 205 MW for the seasonal periods from 2015 to 2017."

" ... The big difference will be contracting more and getting better competition and changing the energy system to reduce dependency on bunker fuel," said Carlos Rodas, planning manager at EEGSA.

In addition, it was reported that "for the long-term contract PEG 3 receipt of bids was extended until April, although both companies asked the National Energy Commission for a further extension to June. For this tender there are 32 companies interested in which 250 MW are needed to cover 15 years starting from 2017."

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Empresa Electrica de Guatemala SA (EEGs) wishes to contract out more than 100 MW annually and the volumes that are to correspond to each distributor are variable, said Carlos Rodas, manager of planning to Prensalibre.com.

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From a statement issued by Empresa Electrica de Guatemala SA (EEGSA):

In response to the demand for electricity by Guatemalans, the ENERGUATE and distributors EEGSA received technical and financial bids from generators participating in the Short Term Tender 1-2015 which will provide 210 MW for the period of one calendar year, starting on May 1, 2015.

Guatemala: Energy Prices in Tender Lowered

March 2014

In a second round of bidding for the period 2015/2017 the bidders had lower prices, but the government believes these can be further reduced.

The same 14 generators who took part in the first round had sales prices ranging from $0.50 to $10.

"Dimas Carranza, Member of the Tender Board of the distributor Energuate, said they hope that with these new offers they will manage to reduce rates for users."

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Fifty-eight generators have acquired the documents for the tender for up to 600MW for a period of 15 years from May 2015.

The technical and financial bids will be received by Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, SA (EEGSA) and Energuate up until Monday, October 29, 2012.

"In the previous tender 42 bids were received for over 800 MW, but contracts only awarded for 210 MW to 16 hydroelectric stations, as prices exceeded the reference value set by the National Energy Commission (CNEE) of U.S. $117.5 Q0.93 per MW or per kilowatt / hour", reports Elperiodico.com.gt

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