Guatemala: Three Companies Bid for Electric Grid

Three companies submitted bids for extending the electric power grid in 817 kilometers.

Monday, November 30, 2009

They are "Interconexión Eléctrica, S.A." (ISA), from Colombia, the Consortium "EEB/EDM Proyecto Guatemala", and ETCEE, a subsidiary of INDE, Guatemala's National Electrification Institute.

Technical and economic bids for the Electric Transmission Expansion Plan (known as PET in Spanish) "... will be opened on December 11th, after which there will be an auction to choose the best proposal", reports

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The project to expand the country’s energy distribution network (PET), will trim energy losses in $109 million per year.

A contract to execute the project was signed yesterday by Energy Ministry authorities and representatives from the winning consortium, “EEB-EDM Proyecto Guatemala”.

Guatemalan Power Grid Expansion to Start in March

January 2010

The consortium "EEB/EDM Proyecto Guatemala", who was awarded the contract through public contest, will start expanding the electrical power grid in March 2010.

This consortium is composed by Mexican and Colombian companies, and will develop the project known as "PET" (Electrical Transmission Expansion Plan), by building 817.9 kilometers of electric power grid.

Authorities Open Bids for Guatemalan Electric Network

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From the three companies, the lowest-priced bid was submitted by EEB-EDM Proyecto Guatemala.

The contract will be awarded on January 22, 2010, after the proposals are evaluated by energy authority CNEE.

EEB-EDM Proyecto Guatemala "...would charge $32.349.900 per year for 15 years (a total $485 million) for transporting energy", reported

Colombia's ISA to Bid for Guatemalan Electric Network

November 2009

Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) confirmed its participation in the November 27 public bidding process for an electric transmission network.

This could be the company's entrance to Guatemala. It has already participated in electrical projects in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.