New Sections of the Electricity Grid Coming into Operation

In Guatemala, the Central American Electric Carrier announced that the works it carries out in sections of the electrical network in Escuintla, Jutiapa, Chiquimula and Santa Rosa, whose global investment reaches $40 million, are about to operate.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Representatives of the company Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana, S.A. (Trelec), affiliated to Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala, S.A. (EEGSA), explained that the works that are part of the National Transmission Expansion Plan, such as those executed in the section that goes from Guanagazapa, Escuintla, to Pasaco, Jutiapa, have already been concluded and are in the phase of obtaining permits for connection and start operating.

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Prensalibre.com reviews that "... The work includes two new substations that will be connected to two lines of the National Electrification Institute (Inde) and the investment is around US$9 million (Q67.5 million). The project will impact some 140 thousand inhabitants of these places in aspects such as the increase in electricity coverage and improvement in service and voltage.

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Another of the works that only awaits permits to operate, is the one consisting of the expansion of the substation La Vega, which is located in the department of Santa Rosa. According to Trelec's general manager, Juan Carlos Cheverri, nearly $13 million was invested in this project.

Cheverri added that "... In the case of the project that goes from Quetzaltepeque to Esquipulas, as well as Rio Grande and Camotán, sections located in Chiquimula, are in the assembly stage. It is expected that the installation will be completed in February 2020 and then put into operation. These sections have investments of US$18 million (Q135.1 million) together and are expected to benefit some 44,000 inhabitants."

Regarding the projects planned to be executed at the Central American level, CentralAmericaData reports that from January to June 2019, 52 environmental impact studies were presented to carry out works on electricity grids and build power generation plants in different areas of the countries of the region.

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After a $7.4 million investment, Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana launched the power transmission work that will link the substations of Iztapa and Taxisco.

The completed work that will connect the substations in the departments of Escuintla and Santa Rosa, was awarded in January 2015 and consists of 16 kilometers. These works are part of lot D of the National Transmission Expansion Plan (Petnac).

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September 2017

Electrical works, telecommunications infrastructure and a supermarket of the brand Pricesmart are some of the projects for which environmental impact studies were submitted in July 2017.

Data from the interactive information system "Construction in Central America", compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.

Awards: Electricity Transmission Network

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In Guatemala an award of lots one and three has been made to Fersa and Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana, respectively, for the works to expand the national grid.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has awarded four of the five lots which are included in the tender.

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