El Salvador: Investing in Electricity Distribution

Of the $32 million to be used in 2014, more than $13 million will go on performing preventive and corrective maintenance of the network in rural areas.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Elsalvador.com reports that " ... The energy distributors AES El Salvador projected an investment of approximately $32 million for 2014, however, this could increase to $34 million depending on the growth of energy demand the country. "

The planned investment would generate " ... more than 1,500 jobs , [as] one of the most important projects to be developed in 2014 is to perform preventive and corrective network maintenance in rural areas, in which total investment of more than 13 million will be implemented.

"... they will also carry out pruning activities to cut back trees next to the network to prevent accidents and failures, and also expand and modernize the vehicle fleet for field operations."



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