El Salvador: $35 million in Renewable Energy

Kimberly Clark is investing $12.5 million in the construction of a biomass boiler and $22.2 million in a cogeneration power plant at its production plant in San Juan Opico.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The two power plants will have capacity to produce 14 MW, energy which will be used for the production plant which the multinational operates in Sitio del Niño, San Juan Opico.

"... With the implementation of this double project, called Tonalli, the multinational dedicated to the manufacture of hygiene products, seeks not only to support the generation of clean energy and reduce their energy bills, but also to avoid blackouts which occur on the national network, a phenomenon that causes losses of approximately $500,000 a year. "

"... The operations manager of Kimberly Clark, Rodrigo Cruz, explained to Eleconomista.net that the investment in the biomass boiler will amount to $12.5 million. With the plant, which will generate 15 tons / hour from steam, paper production is expected to increase. Meanwhile, the disbursement for the cogeneration power plant will be $22.2 million. It is projected to supply 100% of electricity consumption, a percentage which, however, will depend on the peaks of production. "



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