Right of Way Complications in Electrification

Interested in bidding for electric transmission projects in Guatemala expressed concern over rights of way for electric lines.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Complications could arise if agreements are not struck with owners of plantations through which electric lines should travel, warned several businessmen, in a second informative meeting for the project.

The president of the National Electric Commision (CNEE) replied that they "... are drafting a law project ... which would declare the urgency of these works, as well as establishing mandatory rights of way for public benefit", reported an article in Sigloxxi.com.

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Guatemala to Put Electric Lines Out To Tender

March 2010

The Electric Energy Commission could launch a bidding process to build and install secondary transmission lines.

Carlos Colom, president of the Energy Commission, explained that these lines (69 and 138 volts) are included in the Electrical Transmission Expansion Plan (PET).

Guatemala Changes Power Line Network Bidding Rules

October 2009

The Electric Energy Commision introduced changes to PET (Plan for Expanding the Energy Transmission Network), in order to simplify some issues, such as rights of easement for power lines.

Companies interested in the project expressed their satisfaction with the modifications, but complained that the initiative has more problems to be solved.

Guatemala Opens Bidding for Electricity Transmission Project

March 2009

The National Commission of Electrical Energy (CNEE) opened the bidding process yesterday for the construction of a 1,394 kilometer power transmission network at a cost of $504 million.

Journalist Rosa María Bolaños wrote in Prensalibre.com: "Carlos Colom, president of the CNEE, opened the bidding process which established a September 29 deadline for submitting and receiving both economic and technical bids.

$504.1 million for electricity network in Guatemala

September 2008

The CNEE (The National Committee for Electric Energy) is still working on the main details of the bidding for the Plan which should start in 2009.

The "Electricity Transmission System Expansion Plan, 2008-2018" includes the construction of the infrastructure which includes 1,374 kilometers of electric lines and the funds which should come from the private sector.

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