El Salvador: New Power Plant will Provide 75 MW

With a $ 100 million investment, the Termopuerto thermal plant will become operational in June.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The power manager of the Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), Geovanni Hernandez, explained that they still have to build a transmission line linking the plant with a sub-station in Acajutla.

The publication by Elslavador.com adds, "The project was built in an area of 12.732 square meters in a land of 60 thousand square meters and, in addition to the engine room, there is another two-story building, home to workshops, control room and meeting rooms. It also contains a 1.000 m2 substation with power transformers, emergency power plants and other electric equipment."

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Contracts for 310 MW Awarded in El Salvador

April 2013

For the tender of 310 MW, awards were granted to six generators in El Salvador, for a term of four years.

All of the proposals submitted were below the $186.39, price ceiling set by the Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget). According to the chief of the Siget, Luis Mendez, the total amount transacted is approximately $1 billion.

Tender for Green Energy Announced

April 2013

In El Salvador a tender is being launched for long-term contracts to supply power for 15 MW, for a period of 15 years, with generation from renewable sources.

A statement from the National Energy Council (CNE) reads:

Electricity distribution companies, together with the National Energy Council (CNE) and the Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) announced today the start of the bidding process for long-term contracts for power supply of 15 MW, for a period of 15 years, with generation from renewable sources.

Energy Costs will Rise by 13% in El Salvador

July 2011

Electricity rates will increase by at least 13%, reported representatives of generating and distribution companies in the country.

The exact increase will be announced on July 12, when the new electricity tariffs, which are currently being studied by the Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications, will be defined.

El Salvador forced to ration electricity

May 2008

For the first time since the 1980-1992 civil war, El Salvador is being forced to ration electricity.

The cuts, which have already affected San Salvador and other cities, are due to severe technical problems at two power plants, one of them owned by Duke Energy of the United States.

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