Guatemala clears Enel to study geothermal plant construction

(SeeNews) - Mar 5, 2014 - Guatemala energy and mines ministry allowed Enel Guatemala, the local unit of Italy's Enel Green Power (BIT:EGPW), to develop studies on the construction of a geothermal plant, according to a decree published in the State Gazette yesterday.

The ministry's authorisation is temporary and it will enter in force as of March 5, 2014. The facility will be dubbed PALA and will be located in Totonicapan department.

Enel Guatemala currently operates three hydro plants -- Montecristo and Canada in Quetzaltenango; and Palo Viejo on Quiche.

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