Renewable Energy Consultants to be Hired

Guatemala plans to put out consulting bids to support programs that incentivize participation in the development of renewable energy sources.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Department of Energy and Mines has received financing for a total of $500,000 from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the acquisition of goods and contracting connected to consultant services regarding the framework for the Social and Environmental Management Support Program for the Promotion of Private Participation in the Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Guatemala.

The main objective of the project is to offer support to the Guatemala government in facilitating the development of tools to encourage private participation in energy projects developed with renewable sources in Guatemala.

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Costa Rica: $500 million for Electricity Infrastructure

February 2016

The financing agreement between the IDB and the government provides funds to complete the geothermal plants Pailas II and Borinquen I and II of 55 MW each, and other electrical infrastructure.  

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance:

Authorities at the Ministry of Finance, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a cooperation agreement to finance investment projects CR-X1014 for an amount up to $500 million.

Central America: Opportunity in Renewable Energy

February 2013

New models of renewable energy developments led by SMEs are providing electricity to low-income rural households. reports that "The lack of oil reserves and rising prices has meant that the energy issue has gained a lot of interest in recent years in Central America. Installed capacity increased from 4129 MW in 1990, to 11,865 MW to in 2011, while net generation increased from 14,175 GWh to 42,115 GWh. "

Workshop on Renewable Energy in Nicaragua

August 2012

The activity, on August 30, will analyse the relationship between access to clean energy sources and social progress in low-income areas, inclusive energy businesses and best practices.

A statement from Worldwatch Institute reads:

The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) INCAE and Worldwatch Institute, with support from CDKN and Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America (EEP), are pleased to invite you to a workshop entitled"The Future of Renewable Energy in Nicaragua ", to be held on August 30, 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua.

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.

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