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Guatemala

Official Name:
Republic of Guatemala

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Ciriaco Antonio Urrutia Lemus
Position:
Director of Climate Change
Phone:
(502) 2423-0500 ext. 2608 and 2306
Emails:
caurrutia@marn.gob.gt, rgperez@marn.gob.gt, jcdiaz@marn.gob.gt

Energy profile

Guatemala (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

National electrification rate (2010): over 85.3%Urban rate: over 95%.Rural rate: over 82%.

Renewable energy potential

Biomass, solar and wind energy are mostly used in isolated systems or rural areas.HydropowerGuatemala has the potential to generate 5,300 MW from hydro-electric power. Only 662 MW was exploited in 2006.Geothermal energyGuatemala has the potential to generate 1,000 MW through its geothermal potential. The installed capacity for geothermal energy generation is 33 MW.BiodieselGuatemala has been investing in biodiesel production in addition to the four ethanol plants that are already in production.  The country first biodiesel plant Mazat Agui S.A. opened in December, 2008. Most of this production is expected to be used domestically, as a substitute for the more than 600 million gallons of diesel consumed annually in Guatemala.Biomass energyGuatemala has the largest sugar cane mills and plantations in Central America. Guatemala took special measures to encourage the development of co-generation, which consisted of favouring long-term electric power purchases within a dual generation scheme (using both bagasse and oil derivatives) that also permitted production outside of the sugar cane season. Guatemala has an installed capacity of 200 MW of biomass energy.Wind EnergyWith the technical and financial assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) was developed in order to promote the use of wind and solar energy, minimizing the barriers caused by lack of information.Two towers were installed to measure variables of wind, in the municipalities of Quesada-Jutiapa and Chiquimulilla-Santa Rosa. Both towers will be monitoring 9 sites with potential for wind power production.Solar EnergyThe annual value of global solar radiation for the entire country is on average 5.3 kWh/m2/day.

Energy framework

In November 2003, the Congress approved the Renewable Energy Project Incentives Act. This law instructs the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to assess renewable energy resources and projects, study their investment requirements and award incentives (exemptions from customs tariff and value-added tax, income tax and tax on mercantile and farming firms during the first ten years of commercial operation).Regulation of the Renewable Energy Project Incentives Act was approved in 2005 by the Decree No. 211-2005.In December 2005, Guatemala signed the Declaration of Cancun joining a Central American initiative in which 11 country members implement a Mesoamerican Energy Integration Programme. The core objectives of the program is to carry out actions to promote efficiency and rational use of energy, harmonize regulations, and develop projects to integrate the policies and program of the different member countries to enhance energy security in the region.Guatemala is also embarked in the development of a new rural electrification program to “mainstream” renewable energy as a standard option of rural electrification efforts. This effort has led to major advances, paving the way for accelerated growth in rural electrification coverage from 53.3% in 1996 to 83% in 2002.

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  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago. SNV helps people overcome poverty in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America by enabling access to thetools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works in three key sectors - Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH - and in the cross cutting themes of lnclusive Business, REDD+ and Climate Smart Agriculture.

  • Roedl & Partner

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Roedl & Partner is a globally active professional services firm with approximately 4,000 employees and physical presence in 78 countries, including developing countries. One focus area of Roedl & Partner is public Management Consulting, which covers the energy sector. Roedl & Partner's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy team offers comprehensive business, legal, regulatory, and management consulting services to renewable energy sector clients worldwide. Roedl & Partner manages the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Fund (East Africa).

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.

  • Orizon Consulting LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Orizon’s mission is to enable new markets and empower leaders to transform local economies through the design of enabling policies and the application of breakthrough technologies promoting market based approaches to low carbon emissions, carbon capture, and sustainable livelihoods. Orizon's team of seasoned experts provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of regional, national, and local economies. 

  • World Coal Association

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. World coal organization's regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provide access to  the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and sustainable development issues. 

     

  • Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Ireland
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a flagship Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research in Ireland. The ERI has over 300 researchers working in interdisciplinary and currently has 45 live research projects focused on climate mitigation, adaptation and understanding. Focus areas include energy modelling, marine renewables, biofuels, energy efficiency, climate adaptation platforms, modelling greenhouse gas fluxes, atmospheric chemistry and carbon liabilities.