Country:Guatemala
Year:2011
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Wind>Onshore, Hydropower
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:National Electric Energy Comission (Comision Nacional de Energia Electrica, CNEE)
URL:http://www.cnee.gob.gt/wp/?page_id=235
URL:http://www.cnee.gob.gt/wp/?page_id=605
URL:http://www.cnee.gob.gt/PEG/Images/Campo%20Pagado%20AGER%20101212.png
Description:

The General Law of Electricity stated that utilities must procure their electricity supply contracts through auctions. Consequently, several auctions have been conducted in recent years.

Generally, all technologies are allowed to participate in auctions. However, in certain cases minimum quota of certain renewable energy technologies were required. In PEG-2, for instance, a minimum quota of 360 MW of Renewable Energy Power Plants with the following minimum requirements:

  • Hydropower 200 MW
  • Biomass/Biomass mixed: 70 MW
  • Other Renewables: 30 MW

Moreover, in 2014, there was a specific auction (GD-1) for distributed generators (renewable or otherwise).

Both short and long term auctions were carried out:

  • Long term auctions offered 15-year PPAs for capacity or energy (e.g. PEG-1; PEG-2; PEG-3).
  • Short term auctions often resulted in between 1 to 5 year contracts (e.g. CortoPlazo-1 and CortoPlazo-2).

Accord 68 of 2007 defined distributed renewable generators as those under 5 MW. It offered 10-year PPAs.

The following table summarises the Auctions in Guatemala:

YEAR

AUCTION

TYPE

Total Offered

RE Awarded

BIOMASS

SOLAR

WIND

HYDRO

2015

CortoPlazo-2

short-term

89 MW

35 MW

     

X

2015

CortoPlazo-1

short-term

210 MW

6.36MW

X

     

2014

GD-1

distributed

18 MW

18 MW

 

X

   

2013

PEG-3

general

250 MW

116 MW

 

X

   

2012

PEG-2

general

600 MW

483 MW

X

X

X

X

2011

PEG-1

general

800 MW

196.2 MW

     

X

Related policies:The General Law of Electricity (Ley General de Electricidad)

Last modified: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:59:50 CET