El Salvador: Sugar Mills Increase Energy Sales

Energy sales increased from 192.8 GWh in 2009 to 292.8 GWh in 2010.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


The three mills which generate energy from sugarcane, the Salvadoran Sugar Company (CASSA), Ingenio El Angel and Ingenio La Cabaña, have managed to cover 2.86% of the total cumulative demand by October 2010, according to data published by Transactions Unit (UT).

"CASSA is the one with a greater capacity for sales. According to trends recorded by UT, its sales can even double the sales of El Angel and La Cabaña," reported Laprensagrafica.com.

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