Guatemala: $87 million for Electricity

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

"...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. "

From a statement issued by Grupo Energia de Bogota:

Bogotá, DC and Guatemala City, June 30, 2016. Empresa de Energía de Bogota S.A. ESP (EEB) of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, informs the market that today, its subsidiary in Guatemala, Transportadora de Energía de Centroamérica S.A. (TRECSA) signed a credit agreement with Citibank Europe PLC UK Branch and the Canadian export agency EDC (Exporting Development Canada), for an amount of EIGHTY-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS (USD 87,000,000) to finance the EPT 1 project -2009, whose maturity will be June 29, 2028.

The signing of this contract will have a guarantee awarded by the BSE which was authorized by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia through Resolution No. 1733 of June 15, 2016. 

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

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.

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