Guatemala: $87 million for Power Grid

With a bank loan the company Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica will complete the expansion of the electricity transport system in the country.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Guatemalan subsidiary of Grupo de Energia de Bogota, will use the funds to complete the project investing in energy transport, which is to build and launch more than 850 kilometers of transmission lines and 12 new high voltage substations, as well expansion of 12 existing substations.

"... The funds, from CitiBank, are for the financing of additional investments between 2014 and 2015 relate to the implementation of the Plan for Expanding the Electric Transmission System Guatemala, PET. " reports that "...It is hoped that PET will contribute to Guatemala having an energy service which is cheaper than it currently offers. The expansion plan was awarded in 2009 by the MEM in order to set up electricity branches in 340 communities in 74 municipalities distributed in 15 departments. "

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Guatemala: $87 million for Electricity

July 2016

With funding from two international banks, Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica will develop the Transmission Expansion Plan 1-2009.

"...As soon as the Expansion Transmission Plan (ETP) is finished, more than 30 power plants will be able to connect to the new energy transport system, contributing to the diversification of the energy network and reducing rates by an estimated 25%, according to the authorities in Guatemala's electricity sector. "

Guatemalan Power Grid Expansion to Start in March

January 2010

The consortium "EEB/EDM Proyecto Guatemala", who was awarded the contract through public contest, will start expanding the electrical power grid in March 2010.

This consortium is composed by Mexican and Colombian companies, and will develop the project known as "PET" (Electrical Transmission Expansion Plan), by building 817.9 kilometers of electric power grid.

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