Guatemala: Investments in Electrical Works

After a $7.4 million investment, Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana launched the power transmission work that will link the substations of Iztapa and Taxisco.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The completed work that will connect the substations in the departments of Escuintla and Santa Rosa, was awarded in January 2015 and consists of 16 kilometers. These works are part of lot D of the National Transmission Expansion Plan (Petnac).

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Dca.gob.gt reviews that "... Juan Carlos Echeverri, general manager of Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana (Trelec), a company in charge of the construction of 23 works corresponding to Lot D, said that the inaugurated project represents 10% of the Q570 million planned to be invested."

Because of the many difficulties in concluding the 23 Petnac works in February of this year, as stipulated in the contract signed in 2015, Trelec is negotiating with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) an extension of the contract for the end of 2021. The plan would be to deliver 16 works in 2019, 3 in 2020 and the rest in 2021.

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Luis Chang, head of MEM, said that "... Petnac will strengthen the electricity grid, improve voltage levels and open space for the connection of new users. This first work represents an advance for the electrical subsector and shows the confidence that this corporation has in the country."

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