• Population 17,357,886
  • Area (km2) 108,890 km square
  • GDP per capita (USD) 5,473.21
  • TPES (Mtoe) NA
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) NA

Guatemala’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is .

The legal and regulatory risks associated with energy investments are low in Guatemala. At the same time, it should implement further measures to strengthen the resilience of the country’s energy system.

risk level

Among the three risk areas, the risks of discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and breach of state obligations are lower than the risk of unpredictable policy and regulatory change.

indicator performance

Guatemala has a good performance on all the EIRA indicators. The highest-scoring indicator is regulatory environment and investment conditions at 78, followed by rule of law at 71. It has scored 68 on the indicators management of decision-making processes and foresight of policy and regulatory change. Framework for a sustainable energy system is the lowest-scoring indicator at 67.

Sub-indicator performance

Guatemala’s sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicators are restrictions on FDI at 85, policy planning on clean energy transition at 79, regulatory independence at 76, institutional governance at 75, respect for property rights at 74, electricity industry market structure and competition at 71, and communication of vision and policies at 70. It has a score of 68 on the sub-indicator management and settlement of investor-state disputes, 67 on robustness of policy goals and commitments, 65 on enabling measures to support clean energy transition, 64 on environmental protection, human rights and gender, and 61 on transparency and anti-corruption measures. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is energy resilience, with a score of 60.