El Salvador: 15 MW of Renewable Energy Awarded

An estimated $42 million of investment will be made by the 35 companies generating photovoltaic energy using biogas and hydro.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) has awarded 15 MW of renewable energy. About 35 companies will generate photovoltaics based on biogas and hydropower, about $1.2 million will be invested in each project.

"... Of the 35 projects awarded, 31 correspond to solar generators, two are biogas and two are small hydro plants. As for the power supply, the solar projects will provide 12.76 MW of the 15 MW offered, biogas 0.45 MW and 0.5 MW will come from small hydro ".

"... the solar projects will have to be uploading energy into the grid from 2015, the same date has been set for the biogas projects. As for the small hydro projects the timeframe has been extended to 2016. "



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