Guatemala increases export of electric energy

The powerful hydraulic flow created during this rainy season made it possible for a record 2551 Mwh of power to be exported last week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The main buyers of energy on the Isthmus are El Salvador, Nicaragua and, to a lesser degree, Honduras.
Luis Garcia Pinot, an entrepreneur in the electricity sector, explained yesterday that most, if not all, of the hydroelectric plants in the country are operating at their name-plate capacity.
"In our case, not only are we generating at the maximum capacity of 25 megawatts during peak hours, but throughout the day," he added.

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Guatemala Increases Electricity Exports

March 2012

Going from 65 GWh exported in 2008, to 182 GWh sold to neighboring countries in 2011, Guatemala has consolidated its power supply, keeping prices stable in the domestic market.

Guatemala has maintained its position as an electricity exporter in recent years, and managed to gradually increase it, reports

Mexico Supplies 8.5% of Guatemala´s Energy

November 2010

The percentage comes from the purchase of 54 thousand 106.1 megawatt hours (MWh).

The purchase serves some 180 thousand 300 houses with an average consumption of 300 kilowatt hours per month, according to data from the National Energy Commission (CNEE).

"Carlos Colom, president of the National Energy Commission (CNEE), indicated that the result of the interconnection, besides stabilizing the system to avoid blackouts or reinforce what is generated by the country, is that at certain times during the day it helps lower the price (spot price for energy market opportunity)", reports

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.

Guatemala Puts Electrical Transmission Projects Out to Bid

February 2009

The National Commission of electric power announced that on March 9th they will reveal the bases for the construction of the power lines.

Leonel Díaz Zeceña in an article published in writes: "The interested businesses will have until September to make their proposals, and the awarding will be by means of auction, reported Carlos Colom , President of the National Commission of Electric Power (CNEE), yesterday.

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