CFE Mexico analyzes feasibility of the Xalala hydroelectric plant

The National Institute of Electricity in Guatemala (INDE) is in preliminary talks with the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) to carry out the study.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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.

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Guatemala: New Drive for Xalalá Hydroelectric Project

January 2014

The Government has contracted, without using a tender process, the Brazilian company Intertechne for geotechnical analysis of the Xalalá hydroelectric project.

According to the National Electrification Institute (INDE), the contract was assigned as an urgent purchase. It has been divided into 3 phases, the first and second, in which $4.9 million will be paid, are for the evaluation of the designs presented in 2005, including geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical studies.

Tender for Xalalá Hydroelectric Station Feasibility Study

December 2012

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.

The INDE will use the tender to negotiate a contract the "Geological, Geotechnical, Seismic and Geophysics Feasibility Studies for the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project" to take advantage of the energy flow of the river Chixoy through the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project, to support the country’s energy matrix.

Continuation of Works on Xalalá Power Station Announced

February 2012

Authorities want to finish the hydroelectric station in Guatemala, a project costing between $350 and $450 million.

The development of hydroelectric station Xalalá, located between Uspantán, Quiché, and Coban, Alta Verapaz, is one of the National Institute of Electrification’s (INDE) current projects, as part of its Strategic Plan 2012-2015.

Xalalá bid fails in Guatemala ls

November 2008

None of the nine companies that had indicated interest in the project presented an offer for the Xalala Hydroelectric project.

Alberto Cohen, president of the National Electrification Institute blames the international financial crisis and lack of liquidity in the system. The project failed in spite of a 33% ROI.

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