Renewable Energy Companies Request Minimum Price

Some 50 renewable energy projects can only be profitable is the kilowatt hour is paid $0.105 or more.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A number of projects presented by the Honduran Association of Small Renewable Energy Producers (Ahpper, Spanish acronym) to the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE, Spanish acronym) and to the Secretary of Natural Resources, could be operating in 18 to 24 months, outputting 150 megawatts.

According to Elheraldo.hn, "Elsia Paz, Ahpper president, expressed that it is almost impossible to develop small hydroelectric dams, geothermal and wind energy projects with a price below $0.1 per kilowatt hour. 'We estimate the cost of installing one megawatt of energy in the country in $2.5 million'".



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Honduras: Renewable Energy goes to Tender

October 2009

Over 40 companies are expected to participate and supply over 250 MW through renewable sources.

The process states that any proposed price must be fixed for 30 years, after adjusting it to inflation and the Lempira exchange rate.

Jacobo D'Costa, manager of ENEE, the national energy company told newspaper Laprensahn.com: "According to our forecasts, a kilowatt-hour of energy will be priced $0.13 30 years from now.

Honduras Purchases Renewable Energy

September 2009

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

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.

Honduras Brings Back Up Renewable Energy Projects

July 2009

There are new conversations between the Honduran Association of Small Producers of Renewable Energy and the National Electricity Company.

The interest shown by the new administration of the National Company of Electric Energy (ENEE, Spanish acronym) in renewable energy production, could reignite 25 to 30 projects, that once the required paperwork is done, could be operating in 18 to 24 months, outputting 150 megawatts.

Renewable Energy Contracts in Honduras

February 2009

Production companies protest that the prices set by the Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica do not stimulate investment in the generation of renewable energy.

According to an article in La Prensa.hn, Elsia Paz, President of the Honduran Association of Small Producers of Renewable Energy (AHPPER), declared that "Our union brings together 60 businesses and due to the fact that the price does not reflect an incentive for renewable investments, not a single small business has signed a supply contract with Enee to-date, except for a wind plant that signed above the Cmpc 2008 (10.6 ctvs. kw/h)."

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