Electric Rates: Changes in Charges Prepared

In Guatemala, starting in February 2020, the small and medium-sized commercial, service and industrial businesses that receive EEGSA's service will be charged new tariffs, which will vary according to the schedule in which the companies consume energy.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala, S.A. (EEGSA), which distributes electricity service in the departments of Guatemala, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez, reported that to implement the changes in the calculation of bills it invested $10 million in the purchase of smart meters, which are necessary to apply hourly rates.

EEGSA estimates that out of the total number of its clients, nearly 11,000 small and medium enterprises will take advantage of this new type of collection.

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Regarding the changes to be done, Jorge Alonso, manager of EEGSA, told Prensalibre.com that "... Energy prices will vary within 24 hours and users of that segment (small and medium enterprises) could adapt activities to use energy in their industrial processes in the cheapest hours. It also allows billing according to time bands, detection of unnecessary consumption or outside the normal hours of operation of a company, improves the identification time of any failure."

Carlos Galeano, advisor to the Energy Management Program of the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry (CIG), explained that "... training for the new provision has already begun for businesses and industries. Companies need to measure their consumption per hour to improve, the tool is useful for that purpose, it is energy meter. I think it can help companies, it is a very good option for those who have 24/7 operation, i.e. they operate 24 hours, 7 days a week. It allows you to determine the complete behavior in all three bands in hours."

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In order for businesses to enter the new segment, the user must notify the distributor and when authorized, the meter can be changed within 3 to 5 minutes, or up to 15 minutes if something needs to be corrected.

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