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Coal-fired plant opens in Guatamala

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World Coal,

Ingenio Magdalena has opened a 62 MW biomass and coal-fired power plant in Guatemala. The San Isidro plant in Retalheleu in southwest Guatemala has been designed to “comply with environmental standards of the World Bank.”

The energy produced at the plant will be sold to electricity distribution companies in the are, as well as to industrial companies.

According to Luis Fernando Leal, General Manager of Ingenio Magdelena, the company contributed 10.4% of total power generation in Guatemala in 2015 – and 26% of electricity exports from the country to the regional electricity market.

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