Bidding Rules for Mega Power Tender in Guatemala

The CNEE presented to businessmen and investors the bidding rules and the process for the tender of power plants generating 800 MW.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

During the presentation, participating companies have asked the government for guarantees to develop and operate the projects. Recent sabotage of electricity infrastructure and social conflicts discourage investors.

The National Energy Commission (CNEE) expects to receive bids on October 28. writes, "Rafael Argueta, in charge of the Indicative Generation Expansion Plan for the CNEE, explained that hydroelectric generation accounts for 36 percent of the energy matrix and they want to increase that to 57.4 percent while generation from oil would have to be reduced from 37.9 to 0.61 percent."

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August 2011

A tender for the provision of 800 MW of electricity for the next 15 years has attracted companies producing energy using wind power, hydro power, biomass, bunker fuel, coal and natural gas.

Among the companies interested in the bidding which will take place in January 2012 are, Cutuco Energy, Italy's Enel, los ingenios Pantaleón, La Unión and Magdalena, among others, said Carlos Colom Bickford, president of the National Energy Commission (CNEE).

Guatemala: Tender for 800MW Attracts Investors

April 2011

At least 10 companies have already acquired the bidding rules ready to present bids on 28 October.

Among the companies interested in bidding is Centrans Energy which operates a wind farm in the Pacaya volcano area, which generates 50 MW and represents an investment of $125 million.

Guatemala Looking for Suppliers for 800 MW of Power

March 2011

CNEE, the energy commission, explained the bidding rules and procedure to a group of Spanish investors and businessmen.

30 companies participated in this event, of which 17 are interested in participating.

Carlos Colom, president of CNEE, explained that these include Enel Green and Gamesa.

Guatemala Puts 800 MW Out to Tender

June 2010

CNEE, the National Electric Energy Commission, will invite bids for supplying 800MW of energy in the second half of June.

Authorities will receive offers by the end of 2010, and plan to award the contract on March 2011.

Carlos Colom, president of the CNEE, told that “the purchase will include an option contract. If the prices are lower in the spot market than on the contract, they will be purchased there”.

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