Guatemala: Renewable Energy Conference Headquarters

In April 2010, the II International Conference on Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets will be celebrated.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The country was selected during the first edition of this event, which was held in the United States.

Rose María Bolaños publishes in Prensalibre.com: "The Department of Energy and Mines (MEM) noted that the attendance of exhibitors from various nations is anticipated and they are expecting to benefit from their experiences in the utilization of renewable natural resources to generate electric power and bio-combustibles."

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Guatemala: Electricity Market Figures

November 2017

A new report by the Ministry of Energy and Mines provides detailed statistics on the electricity subsector, the generation matrix for 2011-2016, and data on renewable energy, among other things.

From the Introduction of the report entitled "Guatemala's New Energy Statistics Module", by the Ministry of Energy and Mines:

Difficulties in Power Generation in Guatemala

October 2013

More than 45 power plants which are being built with an investment of more than $1.1 million face social, technical and financing problems.

Prensalibre.com reports: "The works are part of the tenders in the Generation Expansion Plan made in 2010 and 2012 for long-term contracts, which seek to ensure the supply of energy for Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) and Energuate ... ".

El Salvador: New Impetus for Renewable Energy

July 2011

The modification of the regulatory framework for power generation will make the use of renewable energy more flexible.

Through these changes renewable energy participation quotas will be granted to the electricity market, which will boost the development of this fledgling industry in the country.

Renewable Energy Consultants to be Hired

June 2009

Guatemala plans to put out consulting bids to support programs that incentivize participation in the development of renewable energy sources.

The Department of Energy and Mines has received financing for a total of $500,000 from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the acquisition of goods and contracting connected to consultant services regarding the framework for the Social and Environmental Management Support Program for the Promotion of Private Participation in the Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Guatemala.

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