Honduras Purchases Renewable Energy

ENEE, the state owned energy company, called for bids for supplying 250 megawatts of renewable energy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

This bidding process opens the door for small energy providers to be part of the system, argued Elsia Paz, executive at Ahpper, the Honduran Association of Small Renewable Energy Producers.

"According to Paz, the objective is to introduce 100 megawatts of clean energy, but there are other small producers with projects capable of between 20 and 40 megawatts...", reported newspaper 'Proceso Digital'.

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Honduras Readies New Renewable Energy Bidding

April 2010

Honduras’ state energy company (ENEE) is preparing a new public bidding process for renewable energy generation.

Currently, the country produces 70% of its energy through thermal generation plants (fuel burning). Only 30% comes from renewable sources. ENEE hopes to reverse these percentages in the short term.

50 Bids For Renewable Energy in Honduras

December 2009

ENEE, the National Electric Energy Company, received bids to supply 250 MW of renewable energy.

Dennis Rivera, head of ENEE's Contract Administration Department, explained they will award the contract in less than 25 days.

"The definitive prices have not been calculated yet, but the rules state that the maximum price is $10.25 per kWh", explained Rivera.

Honduras: Renewable Energy goes Out to Tender

November 2009

Bids submitted for providing 250 MW of renewable energy will be opened on December 15th.

ENEE, the National Energy Company, estimates that between 50 and 60 companies will bid for the project.

"ENEE has split the tender in two segments, to allow the participation of small, medium and large companies.

Honduras Halts Renewable Energy Public Bidding

October 2009

The National Energy Company (ENEE) halted, until further notice, the bidding process for acquiring 250 megawatts of clean energy.

David Castillo, technical assistant at ENEE, explained there are security reasons to halt the process.

He told newspaper Laprensahn.com: "We had scheduled to present modifications and improvements to the bidding rules to the board of directors; however, for security reasons and to guarantee energy supply to the population, it has been postponed".

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