Guatemala: Wind Power Generators Interested In Energy Tender

Among the companies interested in bidding for the 800MW tender are three wind power generators.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Carlos Rodas, from Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, S. A. (EEGSA), noted that the companies Viento Blanco and Eólico San Antonio El Sitio have acquired the specification details and a third company is is also interested.

"The three generators have a combined capacity to produce 180 MW, but they can only participate in producing 160 MW, according to the limit for this technology established in the details of the tender. The companies must therefore compete with each other to generate this amount. They have partners in the United States and the plants would be located around the Pacaya Volcano", Rhodes said in an article in Sigloxxi.com.gt.

The bidding documents stipulate that at least 60% of the 800 MW be generated by renewable power plants (hydroelectric, wind, solar, etc.) and a maximum of 40% for existing plants (bunker fuel, diesel or coal).

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