Guatemala Doubles Energy Exports

This year, the country went from exporting 14GW per hour between January and May to 35GW per hour in June and July, with the entry into force of the regulation on regional integration.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

According to Jorge Alvarez, market manager of the Wholesale Market Administration (AMM by its initials in Spanish), in July 50 GWh were sold, and in the first 20 days of August 22 GWh have been exported.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports: "Alvarez explained that in June Guatemala participated in 82% of transactions, and in July it reached 98% of total scheduled injections, most of these operations are performed under regional contracts while a small percentage is sold on the spot market. "

"By contrast Honduras participated in 49% of the transactions in June, El Salvador in 29% and Costa Rica in 16%."



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