Guatemala Authorizes Hydroelectric Station

With a generating capacity of 75 MW, the Xacbal Delta hydro station will be built upstream of the existing Hydro station Xacbal.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

By Ministerial Agreement 321-2012, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has authorized the company Energía Limpia de Guatemala, the use for 50 years of Xacbal River water for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 75 megawatts.

According to an article in Edwin Rhodes, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, said that "the new hydroelectric project is owned by the Honduran Terra Group, owner of Hydro Xacbal, and is aimed at promoting the country’s renewable energy policy."

The agreement published yesterday in the Diario de Centro América, indicates that in the next 30 days the contract deed will be signed which states the procedures for making changes or additions to the authorization.

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