Roundup: Guyana biomass, Panama call, Uruguay electrification

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guyana's government announced plans by a Singapore-based group to execute a power project in the country.

Pinnacle Green Resources expressed interest in developing an 8MW biomass project using gasification technology, the country's information agency GINA reported.

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The announcement followed a meeting between Guyana President Donald Ramotar and Pinnacle executive director Manu Bansal and other stakeholders.

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Panama state transmission company Etesa cancelled a call to supply output from new thermoelectric plants.

In a resolution, Etesa said it will draft new reference terms for process 02-14, to comply with energy department legal standards. The call aims to secure offtake from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2031.

Other supply calls underway are 03-14 and 04-14 for solar and thermoelectric power, respectively.

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Uruguay state power company UTE announced operations startup of an US$11.5mn rural electrification project in Artigas department that includes 293km of 15kV line, 102km of 30kV line and two transformer stations.

The project was carried out under an agreement with the planning and budget office (OPP) and rice growers association ACA.

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