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Information guide for private investment in international geothermal projects.



INTRODUCTION. THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY. Sources of Supply. The Transmission System. Growth Projections. The Avoided Cost of Electricity. The Geothermal Power Potential. FINANCIAL FACTORS. Balance of Payment. Inflation Factors. Availability of Debt Swaps. Tariffs and Duties on Plant Equipment. Taxes on Foreign Corporations. Repatriation of Investment and Porfit. Tax Holidays and Other Investment Incentives. LEGAL ISSUES. General Power Supply Laws. Legal Issues Related to Resources. Laws Affecting Investment and Repatriation. Requirements of Registration of Investments. SOURCES OF PROJECT FUNDING. State of California. Trade Development Programs (TDP). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). The International Finance Corporation (IFC). Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Export-Import Bank (EximBank). Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC). Committee on Revewable Energy, Commerce and Trade (CORECT). Various Financing Sources.

Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

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