Guatemala to seek consultants to promote renewables development

Guatemala’s energy and mines ministry plans to seek bids from consultants to support programs to stimulate private participation in the development of renewable energy sources.

The Ministerio de Energia y Minas received US$500,000 in financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to support the program of private development of renewable energy generating projects.

In 2007, IADB provided US$400,000 to Guatemala to advance feasibility studies of hydro projects. (HydroWorld 5/9/07) A total of 69 hydro projects totaling 2,754 MW were identified.

The ministry plans to seek consultants to help reduce environmental and social risks of renewables development, as well as to identify and suggest the allocation of risk among entrepreneurs, and to recommend plans of mitigation.

The government plans to solicit bids for contracts under IADB guidelines. Firms that want to receive invitations to submit expressions of interest for the work are invited to contact the address below.

For information, contact Ministerio de Energia y Minas, Attn.: Lic. Federico Franco Cordon, Viceministro de Energia y Minas, Area Desarrollo Sostenible, Diagonal 17, 29-78, Zona 11, Las Charcas, Guatemala 01011; (502) 2477-0903; Fax: (502) 2476-3175; E-mail:,

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