Guatemala: Energy Consumption Up 2.2%

During the first seven months of 2013, demand for electricity was 5,166 gigawatt hours, 114.5 gigawatt hours more than in the same period in 2012.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

According to the Wholesale Market Administrator (AMM), the month in which there was the greatest demand for energy was May with 775 gigawatt hours.

Luis Ortiz, a consultant on power issues, says that the increase in energy consumption during this period is normal behavior.

As explained by analysts, the energy consumption rate is related to the behavior of the economy. "In July, the Monetary Board made a downward revision of its economic growth projection. Now projections are for between 3.2% to 3.6%, and initially was it 3.5% to 3.9%, but they predict that the energy sector will grow ", reported Prensalibre.com.



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From a report entitled "Central America: production statistics for the electricity subsector, 2013", prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):

Energy Demand Continues to Increase

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In Panama there was an additional demand for 10 MW in a single day, highlighting a trend driven by the rapid growth of the economy.

On Tuesday 29 May, the National Dispatch Centre of the Electricity Transmission Company (Etesa) recorded an additional demand of 10 megawatts nationwide.

Increased Energy Demand in Guatemala

November 2011

In the first nine months of the year, electricity demand increased by 7.8% compared to the same period in 2010.

Prior to this, the average increase up to 2007 was between 4% and 6% annually, however 2008, 2009 and 2010 showed increases of 0.29%, 0.87% and 3.7% respectively.

Panama is Growing and Demanding More Energy

August 2011

The confirmation of expectations for economic growth in the coming years has highlighted the urgent need to take steps to meet the demand for energy which could grow by 6%.

While current installed capacity for electricity generation (1,418 MW) is above the peak usage recorded (1286) MW), the Electric Transmission Company, S.A.

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