Guatemala: Investment in Power Grid

With the operation of four new substations it is expected that by January 2015 the electricity service will cover 90% of the country.

Monday, November 10, 2014

From a statement issued by the Government of Guatemala:

President Otto Perez Molina has ratified his support for investors in order to achieve the goal of full coverage of electricity services nationwide. On a working visit to the town of San Agustin, in the Department of El Progreso on Friday, the president led the opening ceremony of four substations in the Expansion Plan of the Transmission System Energy (PET).

The leader said that before the end of three years of his administration -this January - they will have met the target to have 90% coverage of electricity service in the country.

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