Guatemala: Reduction in Electricity Tariff

In the tariff schedule from February to April and the EEGSA Social Rate and Non Social rate will go down by 10%, rates for Energuate and Deocsa will go down by 1%, and rates for Deorsa will go down by 7%.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With this adjustment, the new rates per kW / h will be; for EEGSA, $0.19, Deocsa $0.26, and Deorsa $0.25. These rates will come into effect for the period from February to April and it is expected that this trend will continue with the start-up of plants which are under construction, such as Jaguar Energy.

Carmen Urízar, president of the National Energy Commission, told that "... The new tariff schedule for the February-April quarter comes following international market conditions, lower oil prices, replacement of contracts, some changes in the energy matrix and funds which have accumulated as a result of price stabilization. "

Meanwhile, Dimas Carranza, director of business regulation at Energuate, added "... From 1st of May, with the entry of new generation projects, PEG1 and 2, including Jaguar Energy, will continue to reflect the trend of lowering costs and will be more accentuated in August this year. "

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Controversy Over Electricity Tariffs

July 2019

In Guatemala, the distribution company Energuate appealed the resolutions of the National Commission of Electric Energy, arguing that the losses because of social conflict were not considered in the authorized tariffs for the next five years.

The controversy began after the National Commission of Electric Energy (CNEE) approved the Non-Social Tariff and Social Tariff Sheets for the 2019-2024 period, which stipulate the final prices of electric energy service for users of Distribuidora de Electricidad de Occidente S.A. -DEOCSA- and Distribuidora de Electricidad de Oriente S.A. -DEORSA-. See CNEE newsletter.

Guatemala: Stability in Electricity Tariffs

February 2016

Non social tariffs for the period February-April 2016 represent for the EEGSA a reduction of 2%, while for DEOCSA and DEORSA there are no variations.

From a statement issued by the National Energy Commission (CNEE):

This rate adjustment is calculated based on power purchases made by the Distributors, EEGSA, DEOCSA and DEORSA during the months of October to December 2015.

Guatemala: 14 Companies Bid in Energy Tender

March 2014

Prices will be announced on March 20 after which there will be two sealed envelope auctions containing the improved proposals of Energuate and EEGSA.

The bids were led by companies generating using bunker fuel, coal, and others combining coal and biomass, or bunker fuel and biomass, hydropower stations also had their space.

86 MW Awarded in Guatemala

March 2013

Of the 260 MW that were offered in early March, 85.88 MW have now been awarded through short-term contracts.

The companies that were awarded the contracts are Electrogeneración (20 MW), Generadora del Este (12 MW), Renace (40 MW), SIBO (5 MW), and Duke (8.88 MW). The Hydroelectric station Hidroxacbal did not receive any contracts.

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