Prime Minister Briceno Seeks Entry onto Central American Energy Grid

Prime Minister Briceno Seeks Entry onto Central American Energy Grid

Three weeks ago, when Belize Electricity Limited was having an energy dilemma, of sorts, Love News spoke with Prime Minister John Briceno who was personally tackling the matter by seeking additional sources of energy for the country.  Among several meetings attended, and phone calls made, was one with Guatemala’s President, Alejandro Giammattei.  That discussion had to do with Belize seeking entry onto the Central American Energy Grid.  For context we bring you that interview with the Prime Minister on June 29.

Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “When I was at the meeting for the Association of Caribbean States in Antigua I asked for a meeting with President Giammattei and I said, Belize, I’ve already spoken to all the presidents and ministers of finance and ministers of environment for Central America saying that Belize wants to join the Central American energy grid because by doing that then we could buy from Mexico, we could buy from Central America, who knows in the medium term we’ll be able to sell energy into that. grid. And so President Giammattei said immediately we support you.  So I think, presently the Minister of Energy from Guatemala is here and he wants to meet with me and he’s having discussions also with Minister Chebat to be able for us to be able to find how we can connect up to the grid. So, whilst the alarm is necessary but it also jolt us into action.”

In an interview with the CEO of Belize Electricity Limited, John Mencias, explained that while the company anticipates a long lasting cooperation with Mexico, access to the Central American Grid would be welcomed.

We will have more on BEL’s plans for and status on its energy sources.

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