$33 million Investment in Electric Power

Corporación AES El Salvador has announced that this year it will replace 50 thousand electromechanical meters with digital meters, and will increase the voltage of the energy supplied in the center of the capital.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Regarding the plan to raise the voltage from 4.16 Kv to 23 Kv in downtown San Salvador, representatives from the energy company explained that the increase will be made in order to respond to growth that has been registered in demand.

See also: "Electric transformer market in Central America"

Daniel Bernárdez, vice president of operations at AES, explained to Elsalvador.com that "... underground works are being carried out in the Historic Center so we are going to take advantage to change the level of tension there. This will offer an improvement in the quality of service for all users in the center."

"... Market data estimates that the maximum demand for energy is around 1,010 megawatts, and that the available power is around 1,400 megawatts, so there are still about 300 extra megawatts."

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