Guatemalan Grid to be Extended with 850 km of lines

Investment by Grupo Energía de Bogotá, for an 850km extension, will amount to about $357 million and works must conclude in October 2013.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The extension of the transmission electricity network in Guatemala by 23% with the addition of 850 km of new 230 kilovolts lines, is being managed by the Colombian company Grupo Energia de Bogota, which won a tender issued in 2009.

"Their project is behind schedule, says a report, as they initially calculated that 77.97 per cent in the works would be complete by August and at the moment only 37.16 has been done," reported Prensa Latina.

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Tender for Third Transmission Line Postponed

August 2013

Submission of proposals for the design and construction of the third power transmission line in Panama has been postponed until August 9.

Prensa.com reports: "This project is part of the investment plan by the state run company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A.(Etesa), and although the reference price does not appear in the tender conditions, it is estimated that the new 230 kilovolt line, which starts at the community of Veladero (Chiriqui) and goes to the substation Panama II, will cost $146 million. "

The Energy is There But Not The Transmission Line

April 2014

The lack of an electrical transmission line from hydropower plants in Chiriquí stands out against the backdrop of energy rationing being suffered in Panama.

Meanwhile, the Electricity Transmission Company (Etesa) will have to compensate the losses which the generators AES Panama and ENEL Fortuna "...

Tender for Electricity Transmission Lines in Guatemala

July 2014

An announcement has been made that the conditions for the tender for 574 kilometers of power lines will be released on July 31.

The work comprises of "... 29 new substations, expansion of 25 new lines and more than 12 adaptations, establishing 574 kilometers of electricity transmission, divided into 5 lots covering the national territory."

Surplus Energy from Costa Rica

March 2015

"Of the 4,115 GWh imported from Guatemala to Panama, more than 80% could have been obtained from the accumulated water on Lake Arenal in Costa Rica".

The lack of more and better transmission lines between Costa Rica and Panama prevents the sale of the surplus energy which it is foreseen will be generated in Costa Rica once operations start of the new generation plants Chucas, Torito, Capulin, Reventazón, Bijagua, Orosi and expansion of La Joya.

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