New Hydroelectric projects in Guatemala

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) authorized five new projects in August, two this week and expects to receive four more requests.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

MEM authorized Inver-Energy's project (San Cristobal) located in San Cristobal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, which would generate 19 megawatts of electricity; on Monday they authorized the Cuevamaria hydroelectric plant, which belongs to the Pasac Energy Resources company, and which will provide 9 megawatts to the system, and which will be built on the Salama River, in the municipality of Cantel, Quetzaltenango.

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Investment in Guatemalan electricity projects is being stepped up. In the latest move, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has authorized Recursos Energéticos Pasac to build the Cuevamaría hydroelectric project.

So far this year, the National Electricity Commission (CNEE) has been asked by Italy-based Enel Guatemala to approve the El Arco and La Cascata hydro projects as well as Tecuamburo, a geothermal scheme.

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