$24 Million in Electrical Works Announced

In El Salvador, it was announced that in early 2020 work will begin on the expansion of the electricity transmission network in Tamanique, in La Libertad department.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Executives of the Transmission Company of El Salvador (Etesal) specified that the project contemplates the construction of a substation in the municipality of Tamanique, which will have a capacity of 50 megavoltamperium (MVA), which will be connected to the substation of Talnique, also in La Libertad, through a transmission line of 115 kilovolts (kV).

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Regarding the distribution of the investment, Edwin Nunez, president of Etesal, told Elmundo.sv that "... $12.9 million will be invested in the construction of the substation and $10.7 million for the transmission line, making a total of $23.7 million. The project will begin in early 2020 and is expected to be completed in 18 months, that is, it will begin operations in mid 2021."

Núnez added that the construction of the transmission line will "... attract more investments that will generate sources of employment and improve the quality of life of approximately 150,000 inhabitants, both in the coastal zone and in other jurisdictions of the department of La Libertad."

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