Electricity: 120MW Awarded in New Contracts

The La Unión and San Diego sugar mills were some of the companies that won contracts to supply energy to EEGSA for the next five years.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

For the first of the five years, from March 27, 2020 to April 30, 2021, the San Diego sugar mill was awarded 58 MW, Orazul 30 MW, La Unión 13 MW, San José 10 MW, Tecnoguat 8 MW and the National Institute of Electrification (Inde) one MW.

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From the second to the fifth year, 60 MW was awarded to the La Union and San Diego sugar mills. Another 50 MW were awarded to the Inde, 8 MW to Tecnoguat and 2 MW to Alternativa de Energía Renovable.

Carlos Rodas, planning manager of Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala, S.A. (EEGSA), told Prensalibre.com that "... There were 14 bidders in the competition, of which after 39 rounds of reverse auctions (those offering the lowest price are awarded) eight were awarded at an average price of US$73 per megawatt (MW)."

For Rhodes, it is striking that "... the attention was drawn to the fact that natural gas generation did not participate. In Guatemala, the company City Petén in La Libertad, Petén extracts natural gas after discovering a deposit of this resource when it was looking for oil."

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Guatemala: 200 MW To Be Tendered in June

February 2016

A call has been made for the purchase of 200-250 MW of power for which a tender will be announced mid-year, as soon as contracts have awarded in the tender for the supply of 100 MW, which is still in process.

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April 2015

In Guatemala six bidders were selected in the tender for 210 MW of power and energy for the period between May 2015 and April 2016.

The companies chosesn were Central Generadora Santa Lucía, Ingenio La Unión, Compañía Agrícola Industrial Santa Ana, Duke Energy Guatemala, Biomass Energy and Ingenio Magdalena.

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