El Salvador Seeks Renewable Energy Sources

The Government is working on legislation that would facilitate the creation of renewable power plants under 20 MW in the country.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The new rules, which will be ready in six months to a year, are aimed at communities to use their own resources and profit from them, said Luis Reyes, executive secretary of the National Energy Council (CNE).

"Authorities said another purpose of encouraging renewable energy sources is to be less dependent on oil. Data from the CNE states that energy produced from thermal sources in El Salvador represents 40% to 50% in average for the past 10 years," reported Laprensagrafica.com.

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In its plan to foster renewable energy production, the National Energy Council (CNE) plans to install the country’s first solar power plant in 2016.

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