Thursday, November 26, 2015

Guatemala: 50 MW Cerro Blanco Geothermal Project Approved

Guatemala To Double Geothermal Capacity (EMIS)

Guatemala's Energy and Mines Ministry has approved a project by Geotermia Oriental de Guatemala to build a geothermal power plant which will double country’s current geothermal capacity.

The Cerro Blanco project will have a capacity of 50 MW and will be located in the Jutiapa department in southern Guatemala.

Currently, there are two geothermal plants operating in the country, Ortitlán and Zunil ,with a total capacity of 50 MW.

US Geothermal has also recently announced a discovery of a commercial resource in Guatemala.

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