The General Law of Electricity (Ley General de Electricidad)

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Last updated: 24 February 2017

The General Law of Electricity provides guidance for the generation, transportation, distribution and commercialization of electricity in Guatemala.

The Law states that utilities must procure their electricity supply contracts through auctions. They offer 15-year PPAs for capacity or energy, with specific modalities for renewable energy.

Additionally, the law aims to promote the development of distributed renewable generation, which it defines as the "generation of energy by means of renewable resources".

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