Puerto Barrios Iberdrola power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Puerto Barrios Iberdrola power station was a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Puerto Barrios, Izabel, Guatemala.


The map below shows Puerto Barrios, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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Iberdrola, listed for many years in the Platts World Electric Power Plants Database as the sponsor of the Puerto Barrios project, sold all of its Guatemalan energy holdings to Colombian-based EPM (Empresas Publicas de Medellin) between October and December 2010 [1], in response to drastic price reductions for electricity ordained by the Guatemalan government.[2] The plant appears to have been abandoned since it is not included in EPM's plans.[3] As of June 2015, it has also been removed from the Platts database.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Iberdrola Renovables
  • Parent company: Iberdrola
  • Location: Puerto Barrios, Izabel, Guatemala
  • Coordinates: 15.716667, -88.583333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "EPM acquires 51% in Guatemalan Genhidro from Iberdrola,", SeeNews, December 10, 2010.
  2. "Iberdrola recurre en el Ciadi el laudo que perdió contra Guatemala,", El Economista, January 23, 2013.
  3. "Nuestras plantas,", EPM website, accessed October 2015.
  4. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, June 2015. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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