Roundup: ICE consultancy, clean energy call, Etesa, Santa Fe

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Costa Rica's state power company ICE is accepting offers to help draft an IDB-financed electromechanical design study for hydroelectric plants.

ICE highlights that the 2010-21 generation expansion plan calls for the startup of at least four hydros to cover demand apart from current projects Diquís, Reventazón, Cachi expansion and Rio Macho revamp. Bidding rules, in Spanish, are available here

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The Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advisory Partnership in Central America and the Caribbean issued a call for proposals from Central America and the Caribbean to participate in the Clean Energy Financing Forum for Central America and the Caribbean business plan competition.

The forum aims to help entrepreneurs, startup and existing companies, project team and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance. Information is available at this link

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Panama's state transmission company Etesa reported that nine companies submitted offers to build the 230kV Higo substation budgeted at US$9.33mn. Names were not disclosed.

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And Antonio Bonfatti, governor of Argentine province Santa Fe, announced the submission of a bill to the provincial legislature to take on debt for US$500mn to finance infrastructure works including power and natural gas projects.