Guatemala – Mexico Interconnection Tests Begin

Since yesterday, the first stage of electrical interconnection tests between Guatemala and Mexico are being carried out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Minister of Energy and Mines of Guatemala, Carlos Meany, reported that the installation and insulation of the system is being checked.

El Sol de Mexico published on its website: "If the tests are successful, then the interconnection can be operated … According to official sources, electrical interconnection will enable Mexico to supply Guatemala with 200 megawatts of energy, of which 120 will be acquired by INDE."

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Electricity Interconnection Scheduled for March 2012

December 2011

Works on the Central American Electricity Interconnection System (SIEPAC in Spanish) are reported to be 95% complete, and are expected to be operational in March 2012.

At a cost of $490 million, the interconnection line extends from Guatemala to Panamá, with capacity to transport between 200 and 300 megawatts of electricity.

Guatemala Now Importing Energy From Mexico

February 2010

The electric interconnection system between both countries was inaugurated today with Guatemala’s purchase of 120 megawatts.

Fredy López, from INDE, the National Electrification Institute, explained that this purchase is regarded as a test.

The country expects to purchase an average 1.695 mWh during weekdays and 2.160 during weekends, stated López.

Electrical Interconnection Tests Mexico - Guatemala Resumed

September 2009

This electrical interconnection system is expected to operate at full capacity by the end of October.

Testing will last three weeks, beginning next Friday.

"...the first phase will take two days, and comprises the interconnection between Mexico and Guatemala, while the energy systems of the rest of Central America will be synchronized; El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama", explained Romeo Rodríguez, vice minister of Energy and Mines.

Electrical Interconnection Test Successful

April 2009

The tests for electrical interconnection between Guatemala and Mexico were done yesterday with positive results.

Electrical interconnection will allow Guatemala to purchase 200 megawatts of energy from Mexico and vice versa. If necessary, Mexico could buy up to 70 megawatts from Guatemala.

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