Electricity Amnesty in Honduras
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Electricity Amnesty in Honduras

On February 1, 2024, Decree No. 61-2023 was published in the Official Gazette, containing provisions regarding the amnesty benefit on fines, surcharges, and interests, as well as outstanding accessory obligations owed to the National Electricity Company (ENEE) as of December 1, 2023. For this amnesty to be applicable, both natural and legal persons must make…

New energy tender for Guatemala
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New energy tender for Guatemala

Since the awarding of Tender PEG-4-2022 last year, there has been discussion about the need to launch a larger one, given that the country’s demand has increased, and the generation park and transmission system have remained stagnant in terms of growth and technological changes that benefit not only prices but also access to energy for…

Public-Private partnerships for the development of energy projects
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Public-Private partnerships for the development of energy projects

1- Introduction The constraints of public finances and limited access to state borrowing for socially desirable projects have led to various schemes involving private sector participation in the design, planning, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects, particularly in the areas of roads, ports, and airports. Examples of such participation include the concession of…

Consortium Legal appoints new partners in Costa Rica
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Consortium Legal appoints new partners in Costa Rica

With great enthusiasm, Consortium Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Fabiola Sáenz Quesada and Roy Ramos Morales as practice partners in Costa Rica. This promotion follows the firm’s career development plan, growth strategy, and ongoing commitment to providing the highest standard of quality in each service we deliver to our clients. This elevates…

Carbon credits and fiscal incentives
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Carbon credits and fiscal incentives

I- Background of Carbon Credits: Carbon Credits have their origins in the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, where they were proposed as a mechanism to combat climate change. The primary focus was on preventing, capturing, or reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This is achieved through the conservation or reforestation of long-term forests, equivalent to not emitting…

Radio Spectrum Opportunities: Summary of Frequency Bidding Process
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Radio Spectrum Opportunities: Summary of Frequency Bidding Process

Through Executive Agreement N°031-2023-TEL-MICITT, published in Scope N°77 of the Official Gazette N°75 of May 2, 2023 and notified to SUTEL by MICITT through official letter number MICITT-DVT-OF-350-2023, the Executive Branch issued the initial decision for SUTEL to instruct the procedure for concessions of radioelectric frequency spectrum bands for 5G services. See Bidding basis

Energy communities: innovative solutions to climate change in El Salvador
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Energy communities: innovative solutions to climate change in El Salvador

With the objective of reducing the effects of climate change and guaranteeing access to energy in different latitudes, the figure of Energy Communities has been developed. These are legal organizations made up of a variety of partners that may include individuals, associations, small and medium-sized companies, government entities, among others. Climate change is a real…

Exemption rights for renewable energy projects in Guatemala
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Exemption rights for renewable energy projects in Guatemala

Decree 52-2003 was declared of urgency and national interest to promote the development of renewable energy projects at a time when Guatemala had a generation matrix, mainly from thermal energy sources (bunker and diesel) and, according to the renewable resources the country had, it could stop depending on imports and generate energy with clean and…

The path to a sustainable and prosperous future through renewable energy
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The path to a sustainable and prosperous future through renewable energy

In a world increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Costa Rica has become a true leader in the adoption of renewable energy and the implementation of sustainable policies. Through a combination of unique factors and a determined commitment, Costa Rica has made significant progress in achieving sustainable…

Distributed generation of renewable energies for self-consumption and electric mobility in Nicaragua
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Distributed generation of renewable energies for self-consumption and electric mobility in Nicaragua

By: Silvio Argüello y Daniela Matus It is well known that worldwide there is a clear and important trend to promote the use of sustainable technologies in power generation, and that, in turn, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and combat climate change. This trend is not indifferent in Nicaragua and its future projection…

Challenges and opportunities of liquefied gas for power generation in the Central American region
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Challenges and opportunities of liquefied gas for power generation in the Central American region

By: María Alejandra Tulipano and Gustavo Vega Regional energy strategies and sustainable development objectives in the countries of the Central American region have as a priority the diversification of their energy matrices. In this context, the alternatives for diversification include the participation of renewable energies, such as solar, wind and geothermal; as well as the…