23 October 2013 – Guatemala’s minister of Energy and Mines Erick Archila has announced a new tender focused on geothermal to be included in the government’s plans to expand electric power production.

The tender will be held in two stages, Energias Renovables reports.

Archila said that Guatemala’s potential to produce power from its geothermal resources is estimated at 850 MW but today “only 2 per cent of that is being used”.

The goal is to reach 250 MW of power production, with the required investment valued at $500m per 100 MW.

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