Guatemala: New Resolution Benefits Power Generators

Small generators may participate in bidding processes called by the country´s electricity distributors.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The official Resolution 268-2010 of the National Electric Energy Committee (ENEE) was published on November 22nd, and includes changes to technical clause number 13, proposed by the Wholesale Market Administrator.

"This leaves the door open for small hydro, solar and wind producers to obtain contracts not just in the spot market. With this measure, the base energy platform has diversified,” reported

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New Hydro Station in Guatemala

March 2012

Located in Alta Verapaz, the Santa Teresa Hydroelectric Plant is capable of generating 16.4 megawatts (MW).

The hydroelectric plant is part of the Energy Division of Corporación Multi Inversiones.

"The energy produced by the station can supply approximately 25,000 households with an average consumption of 250 kilowatt hours a month, said the company’s public relations office .

Guatemala: AEI’s Jaguar Energy Begins Construction of 300MW Power Plant

May 2010

Jaguar Energy, from AEI, began construction of a 700 million solid fuel fired power generation facility near Port Quetzal.

The President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, along with cabinet ministers and representatives from AEI and the private sector, led a groundbreaking ceremony today to inaugurate the construction of Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC's new 300 MW solid fuel fired power generation facility.

Guatemala Begins Construction of Electric Power Plant

February 2010

The Energy Minister informed that the construction of Jaguar Energy power plant will begin in the next months.

It will take 40 months and $700 million to build, and will generate 300 MW when ready. It will be developed by AEI, an international corporation focused on energy projects.

Further Delays for Energy Investments at La Unión

January 2010

The construction of two power plants at the Port of La Unión, El Salvador, has been delayed again.

One of the plants would use coal and the other natural gas. Investment in both would sum $1.5 billion.

"These projects would add 775 MW to the country's energy production (525 MW by the gas plant and the rest by the coal one)", reported

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