(SeeNews) - Nov 12, 2014 - Guatemala expects to receive its first wind power supplies as of May 2015, having contracted three wind projects of combined 100 MW, local daily Prensa Libre said today.
The 52.8-MW San Antonio el Sitio project, in Villa Canales municipality, is progressing quickly, with 90% of the wind turbine equipment already delivered in the country. The wind farm will supply power distributor Energuate at a price of USD 126 (EUR 101.4) per MWh.
The second project, Viento Blanco of 21 MW, has faced delays and could go into operation in July or August.
Once completed, the three plants will represent 2.7% of Guatemala's power generation.
The government has identified areas of wind energy potential in the departments of Guatemala, Zacapa, San Marcos, Solola, Sacatepequez, Jalapa and Huehuetenango.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.804)