Guatemala will bid out electrical transmission projects

The projects include five rings that connect the electrical lines. The projects may be awarded in aggregate or individually.

Monday, February 9, 2009

In the website, it was published that "After the project is officially noticed, potential bidders will have six months to deliver their proposals and the awarding of the bid(s) is expected to be at the end of 2009."

"CNEE estimates the cost of the project to be $500 million USD and that construction could start the following year based on a model in which the construction, operation, and maintenance of the lines would be left under the management of the company."

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Increased interest in Tender for 600MW in Guatemala

October 2012

Fifty-eight generators have acquired the documents for the tender for up to 600MW for a period of 15 years from May 2015.

The technical and financial bids will be received by Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, SA (EEGSA) and Energuate up until Monday, October 29, 2012.

"In the previous tender 42 bids were received for over 800 MW, but contracts only awarded for 210 MW to 16 hydroelectric stations, as prices exceeded the reference value set by the National Energy Commission (CNEE) of U.S. $117.5 Q0.93 per MW or per kilowatt / hour", reports

Right of Way Complications in Electrification

September 2009

Interested in bidding for electric transmission projects in Guatemala expressed concern over rights of way for electric lines.

Complications could arise if agreements are not struck with owners of plantations through which electric lines should travel, warned several businessmen, in a second informative meeting for the project.

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.

$504.1 million for electricity network in Guatemala

September 2008

The CNEE (The National Committee for Electric Energy) is still working on the main details of the bidding for the Plan which should start in 2009.

The "Electricity Transmission System Expansion Plan, 2008-2018" includes the construction of the infrastructure which includes 1,374 kilometers of electric lines and the funds which should come from the private sector.

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