Enel Green Power Guatemala to supply hydropower to McDonald’s for two years

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Enel Green Power Guatemala (EGPG) will supply 17.52 GWh/year of sustainable power during two years to McDonald’s Guatemala, generated by EGPG’s hydroelectric power plants.

The agreement that allows this renewable supply has been signed between the energy trading company of EGPG and Cova Energy. Cova Energy, which began operations in the Guatemalan wholesale market in May 2021, is a trading company created to represent McDonald’s in the electricity market. It also represents other clients in this same market.

“This agreement confirms EGPG as a leading renewable energy partner for large corporate clients, supporting its commitment to the energy transition and the supply of sustainable energy to Guatemalans businesses,” said José Sà¡nchez, country manager for EGPG.

“Enel Green Power Guatemala is the strategic ally we were looking for to launch this project since McDonald’s is a company focused on caring for the environment. Through this alliance we are providing 100% renewable energy to restaurants throughout the year,” said Edy Gà¡lvez, country manager of McDonald’s Guatemala.

Enel Green Power, within the Enel Group, develops and operates renewable energy plants worldwide and is present in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The company has a total capacity of about 49 GW and a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power.

For 18 years, EGPG has been operating five hydro plants in Guatemala, with a combined installed capacity of 164 MW. The plants are located in the departments of Baja Verapaz (12-MW Matanzas and 4-MW San Isidro), Quetzaltenango (47-MW El Canadà¡ and 13-MW Montecristo) and Quiché (87-MW Palo Viejo).

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