Awards: 18 MW Awarded to Power Generators

Between $116.30 and $178.49 is the price range per MW / h in the contracts awarded to nine hydroelectric generators in Guatemala, which are using solar and biomass energy, for 11 distribution lines.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Of the 18 proposals received, Energuate awarded contracts to the companies Tunkaj, Broker Gas, Impulso Inversionista de Guatemala, Punta del Cielo, Compañía de Servicios y Combustión Industrial, Hidro El Coroz, Hidro Maza, Hidro Carmen Amalia and Compañía Agrícola OV, for the generation of 18 MW. It is expected that the new plants will start operating between 1 May 2015 and late 2016. reports that "... resolutions CNEE 12-2015 and CNEE13-2015 were issued, which allows distributors to hire backup power available 24 hours a day, branches of Jutiapa, Santa Rosa, Huehuetenango, Suchitepéquez, El Quiché and Quetzaltenango."

"... Distributed Generation provides a remedy to the irregularity of supply in those distribution lines with characteristics such as length, as is the case of the Los Huistas circuit which measures over 730 miles-or extreme rurality, in order to energize at strategic points and in this way , raise the voltage at the end of the section.

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