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).
Sugar millers in El Salvador have announced new investments to increase power generation using waste from sugarcane processing.
In El Salvador the ‘Angel’ Mill has invested $25 million on a system to co-generate electricity, and projects in the short term, a new investment of $35 million.
The Magdalena Sugar Mill will invest the money in its power plant in order to replace the current consumption of bunker fuel for coal.
The El Ángel sugar mill has invested $25 million to expand its cogeneration power capacity.
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